KEY POINTS

  • Roger Federer missed the majority of 2020 due to a knee surgery
  • The 20-time Grand Slam Champion shares an update that he is recovering well
  • Federer anticipates that he can recover in time for the 2021 Australian Open

Roger Federer’s return appears to be happening very soon as the tennis superstar shared an important update on how he is feeling physically.

The Swiss legend revealed that he has already begun practicing without feeling any pain in his knees. According to Yahoo Sports, he is eyeing to suit up for the Australian Open.

2020 has been a difficult year for the eight-time Wimbledon champion as injuries have plagued his time on the court.

Federer was forced to sit out the rest of 2020 to give way for his recovery from the second arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. But with his time off the tour’s busy schedule, he announced that he’s in a much better condition.

“I'm on the right track,” Federer told German-language magazine Schweizer Illustrierte. "I'm gradually coming back, but I'm going to take my time and don't want to put any pressure on myself. I will only take part in a tournament when I am 100 percent fit."

"At the moment, it looks like I can make my comeback at the Australian Open in January," he continued.

Federer admitted that his intensity isn’t the same as before, but he’s made great progress on the practice courts, per Sky Sports.

"But I've been working on my stamina and strength absolutely without pain for a while. There will be no further operations," Federer shared.

The 39-year-old also stressed that he intends to keep on playing as long as he can.  

"I have been thinking about ideas for about five years. But as long as I am having fun and it's right for all of us, I'll keep going," he stated.

Federer is still chasing history, as winning another major title will do wonders for his already illustrious career.

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