Worst Is Behind Me, Says Federer
Zeeshan Mehtab 1 month ago Mon 20th September 2021 | 11:03 PM
Roger Federer said his injury comeback was not yet in sight but insisted he was over the worst as the 40-year-old tennis great targets a return to the courts
Zurich, Sept 20 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Sep, 2021 ) :Roger Federer said his injury comeback was not yet in sight but insisted he was over the worst as the 40-year-old tennis great targets a return to the courts.
Federer had been out for more than a year with two surgeries on his right knee before getting back onto the tour this year.
"The worst is behind me. I'm looking forward to everything that happens to me to come.
"When you come back from an injury, every day is a better day. So it's an exciting time." He said that given everything he had been through with his troublesome knee, dealing with the situation was "not a mental problem at all".
The 20-time Grand Slam champion, now ranked ninth in the world, said he sees returning to the professional tour as a "challenge".
"That hurts me a lot," he said.
"I knew that at some point I wouldn't be able to be there, but I didn't think it would be this year." Federer said he was already looking forward to 2022, when the tournament will be staged in the British capital.
"One of my goals is to really get myself into it again to come back and hopefully play in places like the O2 Arena in London," he said.