Wimbledon’s quarter-final match against Pole Hubert Hurkacz was Roger Federer’s last appearance on the tennis courts. The Swiss played that match at the beginning of July and then had to undergo a new surgery on his knee.
In 2020, Federer had had two more operations on his knee, but the injury returned in the 2021 season. That is why he is taking his recovery in stride and warned that he will not rush to return to the ATP circuit.
The record holder for the Grand Slams won, with 20, along with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, appeared this weekend in Boston as part of the Laver Cup exhibition tournament and spoke with former tennis player Jim Courier about his situation. “It was a difficult process to make that decision, just because I already had a couple of knee surgeries last year,” he explained.
And then he gave details of how the way back will be, anticipating that it will not be this year: «First I have to walk correctly again, run correctly and then do the side steps and all the agility work and then, finally, I have to go back to the tennis court. But it will take me a few more months and then we’ll see how things go sometime next year. I have to take my time. I don’t want to rush into anything right now.
While waiting for the return of Federer, Europe triumphed in the Laver Cup with a resounding 14-1 against Rest of the World. Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Zverev, Rublev, Berrettini and Ruud were part of the old continent team, while Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov, Shwartzman, Opelka, Isner and Kyrgios represented the other regions.(Bolavip)