Coach Severin Luthi says he doesn't expect Roger Federer to be ready for Wimbledon but he doesn't want to rule anything out. Federer, 40, had two knee surgeries in 2020 but returned to action last year. Federer played just five tournaments before he decided to undergo a third knee surgery last August.
Federer last played at Wimbledon, where he made the quarterfinal before losing to Hubert Hurkacz. Before the start of the season, it was confirmed Federer would skip the first half of the season and there was no guarantee he would be ready for Wimbledon.
"Right now I don't see how he could play at Wimbledon. I am certainly not one of those who say: impossible. But I can't imagine it at the moment," Luthi told Tages Anzeiger, as quoted on We Love Tennis.
Federer adjusting to a slower life
In a recent interview, Federer admitted he now has a picture of how his life might look when he retires.
"The last few years have definitely shown me how it could be, how to manage a sort of slower life... because I actually feel very, very busy [nowadays]," Federer said in his interview with Credit Suisse, according to Sportskeeda.
"I wake up earlier than ever because my body doesn't need as much rest as it used to. I actually have more time on my hands when I wake up at 7 o' clock in the morning. I wanna remain curious and really learn, you know....
just working hard, but still enjoy the process. "The transition will be an interesting one, my life will be different, the carpet will be pulled from under my legs sometimes, you know? Maybe I see it easier than it will be, but I'm very confident about it and that's not because I don't want to come back.
We'll see how it will be." Federer has been confirmed for this year's Laver Cup, which takes place in September.