World Number four Roger Federer called off his 2020 tennis season after he experienced a complication in his knee and underwent his second surgery this year. Swiss maestro Federer has announced he will be joining the circuit in 2021. Until then he will be working on his rehab.
Recently Federer’s long-time coach Severin Luthi revealed some positive news regarding his recovery. He has been keeping healthy and will be resuming his fitness sessions with his long-time trainer Pierre Paganini.
Earlier, when he had surgery in February this year, Luthi revealed Federer’s recovery took more than time than expected. But for the second surgery, fortunately, no complications bounced upon.
“Roger is doing well. Rehabilitation has gone according to plan after the 2nd surgery. No big intensity until now, he will start a physical fitness block with Pierre Paganini shortly,” Seve Luthi told SRF Sport.
“First priority is that Roger gets 100% healthy again, nice thing is that with Roger you still get the feeling you’re on the court with a junior and not with a player who’s rather at the end of his career, those are perfect conditions we’re focused on next season.”
“Roger Federer has an unbelievable ability to look forward in a positive way” – Severin Luthi
Luthi also shared the post-match episodes of Wimbledon Championships‘ final 2019. It was one of the epic matches in the men’s game that took place between two of the greatest players in the world.
That day, Federer vaporized two Wimbledon championship points against the defending champion Novak Djokovic, he was just an ace away from his 21st Grand Slam title, but the Swiss wizard landed up recording one of the heartbreaking losses of his career.
“Roughly three hours After Wimbledon Final 2019 we went to Roger’s rented house, there were approximately 30 people gathered, you wouldn’t have guessed that he just lost such an important match, he has an unbelievable ability to look forward in a positive way,” Luthi said.
With Roger calling off his season, and tennis tour resuming in mid-August, he will be dropping some ATP points. Consequently, 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer is expected to exit from the top-five rankings on the ATP roster by the end of 2020.