Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick thinks Roger Federer's latest post is a strong indication that he is confident his recovery is progressing in a good way. This week, Federer posted a workout picture from the gym and captioned it: "Rehab is rocking."
Federer underwent two knee surgeries in 2020 but made his return last year. After playing just five tournaments, Federer underwent a third knee surgery last August. "We're gonna see him back on court again. He wouldn't post something like this unless he's confident in his recovery," Roddick said on Tennis Channel.
Federer aims to return at some point in 2022
Federer suggested he wants his retirement to come on a tennis court and not in a press conference. "We can sum up my ambitions this way: I want to find out one more time what I'm capable of as a professional tennis player.
I am fighting for that, and I'm very motivated. I feel the support of my team and my family. We'd all like for me to be able to say farewell on my terms and on a tennis court," Federer said a few months ago. In his annual report, Federer confirmed he is hoping to make a return from a knee surgery.
"After many month of battling injury, my return to the tour in March, after my first operation, highlighted and energized me to continue my tennis career. I'm grateful for every minute I was able to spend with my fans and tennis family on court.
My experience in Doha illustrated to me that my journey as an elite athlete isn't over yet. The progress I make every day strengthens my belief that I will be healthy and strong enough to return to the tennis court at the highest level," Federer wrote in his annual report.
Federer is set to miss the whole clay season and he is not expected to play Wimbledon either. However, Federer has signed up to play the Laver Cup, which takes place in September.