US Open 2021: Roger Federer stated Friday the timing of his return to the courts was nonetheless unsure, simply weeks forward of the US Open, however the tennis legend remained upbeat after turning 40.
US Open 2021: Roger Federer, who has solely performed 13 matches in 2021, having been out for greater than a yr with two knee surgical procedures, pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics and subsequent tournaments to relaxation his knee.
After turning 40 on Sunday, Roger Federer stated he was studying to regulate to the truth that recovering from niggles takes two weeks slightly than two days.
The US Open will get underneath manner on August 30 however Roger Federer didn’t say whether or not he can be collaborating within the final of the yr’s 4 majors.
“I’m fantastic. I used to be on vacation. I have not accomplished something for some time as a result of of my knee. I needed to cease every thing after Wimbledon,” he informed Blick newspaper.
“This week, I have to meet my doctors and my team, and then we will see what happens next. For now, everything is still a bit uncertain.”
Roger Federer reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals however pulled out of the Tokyo Games after which withdrew from the ATP Toronto and Cincinnati Masters — the final main tune-ups for the US Open.
Federer stated it was exhausting to cope with the uncertainty.
“It was different before. The questions were simple: what is my place in the ranking? What will my next tournament be?”, he stated.
“Today, it’s more difficult: how do I feel when I start training again? What are my goals? How to reconcile all this with the family? What does the rest of the team say?
“I’m rather more enthusiastic than earlier than, the angle is completely different. It’s actually fully completely different from 10 years in the past.”
Federer is a 20-time Grand Slam champion, a document he shares together with his youthful rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
The sports activities star stated he celebrated his landmark birthday privately with household and mates, and felt surprisingly good the next day.
“I wakened within the morning once I was 40 and realised that every thing was nonetheless the identical because the day earlier than. I used to be relieved,” he said.
US Open 2021: “I simply turned 40 and am nonetheless lively. Who would have believed it? Surely not me. I’m completely in tune with myself and I’m positive there may be nonetheless lots of nice issues to return.”
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