Roger Federer came back to be seen in public and could only be in a sporting event, this time different from tennis. The Swiss Maestro has decided to be present on Saturday 5 March at the women's Super-G in Lenzerheide (Switzerland), a new event of the Alpine Ski World Cup for sprinters from all over the world.
The Swiss player enjoyed the wonderful event, the large audience in tow and the electrifying atmosphere at the end of the track. The 40-year-old native of Basel did not shy away from the questions and thus took stock of the current situation regarding the injury, the recovery and the final recovery date, all strictly with a smile on his face: "I'm fine.
I walked on crutches for two months and had to start all over again. It was still the right thing to do. The knee no longer went as it should after the Wimbledon tournament (2021 edition, in which he pushed himself to the quarter-finals, where he was eliminated by the Polish Hubert Hurkacz - ed.).
He couldn't go on like this," remarked the former world number one.
Roger Federer's words
Roger is not unbalanced on certain dates but he is confident of how he is continuing his rehabilitation, always to the microphones of Srf Sport: "I am rebuilding everything, I can now slowly think about my return.
A few weeks ago I had an MRI, the outcome of which was very positive, gives me hope and makes me feel safe. It will definitely take a while. I could be back in late summer or early autumn," he said. His passion for skiing: "I haven't done it since 2008.
I was a fast skier, I liked going fast and jumping. I had to stop to avoid taking risks," he concluded in the interview. Federer was able to chat and meet several athletes who are now protagonists of the Women's World Cup, among them the US champion Mikaela Shiffrin and the Italian Federica Brignone, arithmetically winner of the crystal globe in the SuperG discipline in Switzerland.