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Roger Federer reports 'significant progress' in his bid to recover from double knee surgery

Roger Federer says he is 'seeing improvements every week' as he steps up his recovery from double knee-surgery.
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Roger Federer says he is 'seeing improvements every week' as he steps up his recovery from double knee-surgery.

The 39-year-old has played just one tournament this year - the Australian Open in January - due to the injury, which he claimed was a long-standing one.

He has revealed that he has returned to the practice court now and, although it can often feel slow, he is definitely seeing progress.

"I'm very well; I am healthy and accompanied by my family in this long year," Federer said, as quoted by the Swiss press.

"It has been a long process, a great experience where I feel that I'm improving little by little.

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"Perhaps I do not feel the improvement every day, but I do from week to week.

"If I look back, I find a significant progress. Last week, I returned to the court and enjoyed it a lot, something I had not done since February.

"I'm working hard to return as soon as possible."

Federer is targeting a return for the 2021 Australian Open, to kick off a busy year, which will almost certainly include another bid for Olympic gold in Tokyo.

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