‘I’m in a good place’ – Roger Federer dismisses retirement talk after latest surgery

Roger Federer says he is ‘in a really good place’ with his latest injury and he expects to be back on-court next season.

Federer has endured a horrendous 18 months with him requiring three operations to correct a knee problem.

He attempted a comeback earlier this season, but after uncharacteristically struggling at Wimbledon, he reluctantly accepted he still wasn’t right physically and opted to have further surgery.

Speaking to Jim Courier, Federer said: “I mean it was a tough process to take that decision.

“Just because I’ve already had a couple of knee surgeries last year. I was really unhappy with how things went at Wimbledon.

“You know, I was just nowhere near where I wanted to be to play at the top top level. But I tried my best. Look, at some point too much is too much.

“And now, I just have to take it step by step. I have to first walk again properly, run properly.

“Then do the sidesteps and all the agility work. And then, eventually I’m gonna be back on the tennis court.

“But, it’s gonna take me a few more months you know. And then, we’ll see how things are at some point next year.

“I’ve got to take my time, I don’t wanna rush into anything at this point. There’s no rush with anything.

“I’m actually in a really good place. I think the worst is behind me. I took the time. I don’t know, I’m just really in a good place. I’m really happy.”

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