Coach Severin Luthi has said that record 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is doing just fine during the Tour suspension. Federer, 38, appeared in only one event this year before the Tour was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Swiss made the semifinal at the US Open, before he suffered a straight-set loss to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic — in a match in which he was hampered by a groin injury. Shortly after the loss, Federer decided to underwent an arthroscopic knee surgery.
The Swiss was expected to miss the whole clay season and then return during the grass season. But the grass season was cancelled and now Federer will have even more time to recover from the surgery. “I facetimed with Roger today, he‘s doing fine, did rehab and started with fitness, everything good, then there were two weeks which went a bit slower but now all good again, he‘s still got time,” coach Luthi said.
Seve Lüthi:“I faced-time with Roger today, he‘s doing fine, did rehab and started with fitness, everything good, then there were two weeks which went bit slower, but now all good again, he‘s still got time“ via @KasiTennis #federer
— Brian (@camerlengo73_2) April 29, 2020
The season has been suspended until at least July 13 but the belief among the players is that the suspension will get further extended. Whenever tennis resumes, Federer will be fully ready to compete.