Roger Federer has effectively ruled out any lingering chances of him competing at Wimbledon in the summer as he gave an interview on Saturday. The tennis legend was spotted watching the Super G Alpine Ski World Cup in his native Switzerland on Saturday, where he happily posed for pictures with fans.
He later spoke to SRF TV, and was asked the latest on his troublesome knee issues.
And the 20-time Grand Slam winner replied: “It’s fine. Much better, obviously I was on crutches for two months so you have to start from the bottom.
“It was certainly the right thing to do, the knee wasn’t right after Wimbledon (last year), so it couldn’t go on.
“Currently I’m in three parts. First the whole rehab, getting back on your feet at the beginning. Then afterwards learning to walk and building up the whole thing.
“It’s only now where I’m at the phase where I can start thinking about my comeback. I had a very good MRI a few weeks ago, which makes me feel very positive.”
But when he was pressed on a date where he could make a return, Federer admitted: “It will certainly be a while. The end of the summer, early autumn, where I’m aiming for a comeback.”
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