World No.9 player Rodger Federer is optimistic of a powerful comeback after a third knee surgery.
The Swiss says that his rehab has so far gone well, a sign that he is setting for a proper comeback.
“The worst is behind me, I’m looking forward to all that is coming up,” he spoke in Zurich during a sponsor event for Mercedes-Benz.
Federer had two surgeries on his right knee in 2021. In 2021, he played just 13 matches before undergoing two surgeries that left him benched.
In 2020, he played six matches in 2020 before he developed the knee problem and took a break.
August this year, Federer came clean with his fans confessing that he is not getting back to the court soon as he is scheduled for more knee surgery.
This news broke the tennis world as he self-confessed that the knee issue will keep him off from the game for many months.
Federer a 20-time grand slam champion has been away from the court for a while now nursing the injury.
“I will be on crutches for many weeks and out of the game for many months,” he told his fans.
However, he was optimistic that he will get better and make full recovery. The Swiss tennis star is upbeat about regaining his fitness.
“I want to give myself a glimmer of hope to return to the tour in some shape or form,” added Federer,” he exuded.
He maintained that it is difficult to go through such surgery at his age but is hopeful all will be well.
“I am realistic, don’t get me wrong. I know how difficult it is at my age to go through another surgery. I will try it. I want to be healthy, I want to be running around.”
The 20-time Grand Slam winner is now taking it a step at a time saying “every day is a better day” when you come from an injury.
While he remains off the court, he closely followed the U.S Open 2021 and has all nice things to say about Novak Djokovic’s performance.
He describes it as “truly exceptional”. He hopes to feature actively in 2022’s Laver Cup in London as he remains on the sidelines this year while recovering.