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.
“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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