Roger Federer:'Recovering from back injury took much longer than I thought'



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Roger Federer:'Recovering from back injury took much longer than I thought'

Roger Federer commented on his feelings heading into the Shanghai tournament. The Swiss feels pain-free. "I don't know. Like I said, I think I felt better overall at the Laver Cup the first of the three years where I really felt sort of injury-free.

I recovered well from my back stuff at the US Open this year, but it took me about 10 days, much longer than I thought. But then for the Laver Cup I was 100% again, whereas in previous Laver Cups I always had a stiff back. Sometimes the year-end can create that as we're heading into fall and the weather gets colder.

I'm not sure if that has an effect with it. I'm actually quite upbeat about that, because when you're more pain-free, you're happier in general, I believe. I hope it's going to help me, but, you know, the draw is tough here.

It also depends on your opponents a little bit. It's not just every match on my racquet, unfortunately, but I feel like I have good energy left in the tank, you know, to go and finish strong. I also did have a bit of a rest after the Open, so I felt really refreshed going into the Laver Cup.

And the day after basically was in the gym after the Laver Cup doing my stuff, getting ready for here, and I'm happy where I am right now." Federer will open his run against Albert Ramos on Tuesday.