Roger Federer was released from the French Open due to knee surgery.© AFP
Evergreen tennis legend Roger Federer plans to prove his retirement from the French Open behind him when he tested surgery-induced knee pain in the Halle next week as part of preparations for Wimbledon. Despite reaching the fourth round of Roland Garros, last Sunday Federer left the French Open, stressing that his body needed a break. In 2020, he underwent two surgeries on his right knee and a one-year rehabilitation. In an effort to win her ninth Wimbledon title, which begins on June 28, the 39-year-old will warm up on the grass pitches of the Hall ATP tournament, which begins Monday.
“The most important moment is starting for me now. I want to show my best tennis on the grass and be successful,” Federer said Friday at a virtual press conference that arrived the day before the train.
“I am optimistic that I will feel good in the next few days, I automatically feel good (playing on the grass).
“I am very happy with the performance I did at the French Open and then how my body healed.
“That also takes the pressure off me here at Halle.”
The Swiss, who has won 20 Grand Slam titles, has a lifetime contract with Halle. They won for the tenth time in 2019 last year before the Covid-19 championship was canceled.
“Halle has been a pivotal tournament in my career. He also showed me how to be successful at Wimbledon,” said Federer, who has a 68-7 record in Halle since his debut in 2000.
This time, his goal is to lift the Trophy 11 times.
“I have to be explosive on the court and cool in my head. Ultimately, it’s just a matter of playing freely,” he added.
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