Roger Federer says he’s not speeding his return to the court docket however is “feeling good” after knee surgical procedure.
The 40-year-old Swiss had two knee operations in 2020 after which additional surgical procedure after this yr’s Wimbledon.
Federer, a winner of 20 Grand Slams, spoke about his restoration on the Laver Cup in Boston on Saturday and obtained enormous applause from the group.
“I’ve obtained to first stroll once more correctly, run correctly after which do the sidesteps and all of the agility work,” he stated.
“After which ultimately I’ve obtained to be again on the tennis court docket. However it should take me a couple of extra months after which we’ll see how issues are sooner or later subsequent yr. I’ve obtained to take my time. I do not wish to rush into something at this level.
“That is additionally for my life. I wish to be sure that I can do all the things I wish to do afterward. There is not any rush with something, so I am truly in a very good place. I believe the worst is behind me. I am actually comfortable.”
Federer stated in August that his newest knee surgical procedure would give him “a glimmer of hope” to return to motion in 2022.
He final performed at Wimbledon in July, shedding within the quarter-finals to Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, and stated he “was actually sad with how issues went” at SW19.
Federer added: “I used to be simply nowhere close to the place I wished to be to play on the high, high degree. However I attempted my finest and on the finish, sooner or later, an excessive amount of is an excessive amount of. Now I’ve simply obtained to take it step-by-step.”