Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open due to knee surgery.© AFP
Evergreen tennis legend Roger Federer plans to prove it Withdrawing from the French Open He stands behind him as he tests his surgery-destroyed knee on turf at Halle next week as part of his preparations for Wimbledon. Despite reaching the fourth round at Roland Garros, Federer He withdrew from the French Open last Sunday, insisting his body needed rest and had two surgeries on his right knee in 2020 and a year of rehab. In his bid to win his ninth title at Wimbledon, which begins on June 28, the 39-year-old will prepare on grass for the ATP Championships in Halle, which begins on Monday.
“The most important time starts now for me,” Federer said on Friday in a virtual press conference after arriving the day before training. “I want to show my best tennis on grass and be successful.”
“I’m optimistic I’ll feel fine in the next few days, I automatically feel good (playing on grass).
“I am very satisfied with my performance at the French Open, and how my body recovered after that.
“This also takes some pressure off me here at Aura.”
The Swiss ace, who has won 20 Grand Slam titles, has a life contract with Halle, winning for the 10th time in 2019 before last year’s championship was canceled due to Covid-19.
“Halle has been a major tournament in my career. It also showed me the way to success at Wimbledon,” said Federer, who has scored 68-7 at Halle since his debut in 2000.
This time his goal is to remain injury free as lifting the trophy for the eleventh time.
He added, “I have to be explosive on the field and be fresh in my head. All in all, it’s simply a matter of playing freely.”
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