Swiss tennis star Roger Federer (PA / supply)
Evergreen Tennis Legend Roger Federer Plan to prove withdrawal from French Open He’s behind him when he tests his surgically devastated knee in Halle on the grass next week as part of Wimbledon’s preparation.
Despite reaching the fourth round at Roland Garros, Federer withdrew from the French Open last Sunday, claiming he needed a rest. He underwent two right knee surgeries and a year of rehabilitation in 2020.
To win his ninth title at Wimbledon starting June 28, the 39-year-old warms up on the grass court on Halle’s ATP tour starting Monday.
“The most important time for me is about to begin now. I want to show the best tennis on the grass and succeed,” Federer said at a virtual press conference that arrived the day before training on Friday.
“I’m optimistic that I’ll be fine for the next few days. I feel good naturally (playing on the grass).
“I am very pleased with the performance at the French Open and the subsequent recovery of my body.
“It also relieves the pressure here in Halle.”
The Swiss ace, who won 20 Grand Slam titles, has a lifetime contract with Halle and won his 10th victory in 2019 before last year’s tournament was canceled for Covid-19.
“Hale was an important tournament in my career and taught me how to succeed at Wimbledon,” said Federer, who has been 68-7 in Halle since his debut in 2000.
His goal this time is to be as injured as raising the 11th trophy.
“You have to be explosive on the court and fresh in your head. After all, it’s just free to play,” he added.
Federer is ready to test his knees in Halle, looking ahead to Wimbledon
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