Former world No. 1 Roger Federer has revealed that he is in a "good place" right now and added that the "worst" is behind him. Federer, 40, underwent two knee surgeries last season and this past August he announced a third knee surgery.
Federer last played at Wimbledon, where he made the quarterfinal before losing in straight sets to Hubert Hurkacz. "I gotta take my time, I don't want to rush into anything at this point," Federer said. "This is also for my life you know, I want to make sure I can do everything I want to do later on.
There's no rush with anything. So I'm actually in a really good place. I think the worst is behind me."
Federer attends the Laver Cup
Federer is not playing at the Laver Cup for the first time in his career but on Friday he flew to Boston to attend the event.
Federer surprised all the participants since no one expected him to be present at this year's event. “It’s really important that we remember it because we have a really rich history,” Federer told CNBC on Friday morning.
“Rod Laver was a hero to us, especially Bjorn Borg, also to John [McEnroe]. To me, he’s that big legend that was able to win two times the Grand Slam, winning all four majors in the same year”. “He’s also the one who went from amateur sports to professional sport, so that’s where the idea came in that we could do something for the legacy of the game and incorporate all the young ones coming through and learning from the best, like John and Bjorn, for example, having rivals become teammates,” added Federer, one of the Team Europe vs.
Team World competition’s co-founders. “I think the first three editions have been wonderful in Prague, Chicago and Geneva. And now finally we’re here in Boston starting today”.