Former World No.1 Roger Federer has provided an update on his knee injury. The Swiss Maestro recently decided to undergo a third knee injury as he was facing continuous trouble. Federer made it to the quarterfinal of Wimbledon but then had to pull out of Tokyo Olympics and US Open because of his injury.
The legendary player then decided to pull out of the rest of the season as he had to undergo one more knee surgery. Federer had two knee surgeries in 2020 and it has been a difficult last couple of years for him.
“Yeah, I mean it was a tough process to take that decision just because I’ve had already a couple of knee surgeries last year,” Federer said. “And I was really unhappy with how things went at Wimbledon; I was just nowhere near where I wanted to be to play at the top top level.”
The talisman added he wants to take his time and doesn’t want to rush his rehab process. Fed had earlier revealed that his road to recovery is going on the right track. The 20-time slam champion wants to first walk again properly and revealed that he will plan his comeback sometime in 2022 if things go according to plan.
“I just got to take it step by step,” Federer added. “I got to first walk again properly, run properly, then do the side steps and all the agility work and then eventually going to be back on the tennis court. But it’s going to take me a few more months, and then we’ll see how things are at some point next year.”
“I have to take my time, I don’t want to rush into anything at this point,” Federer said. “This is also for my life you know, I want to make sure I can do everything I want to do later on. There’s no rush with anything. So I’m actually in a really good place. I think the worst is behind me.”
Federer will aim to make a solid comeback but it is not going to be easy for him. It is imperative for the former World no.1 to take one step at a time.