Coach Severin Luthi has revealed that world No. 4 Roger Federer is doing fine after the second surgery as they won't rush anything and the plan is for the Swiss to slowly return to physical activities. Shortly after losing in the Australian Open and playing The Match for Africa, the 38-year-old Swiss decided to undergo an arthroscopic knee surgery, with his goal being to be fully healthy and ready for the grass season.
As the season was facing a big uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic -- and his recovery wasn't going as planned -- the record 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer decided to underwent a second knee surgery in early-June.
"Roger is doing well. Rehabilitation has gone according to plan after the second surgery. No big intensity until know, he will start a physical fitness block with Pierre Paganini shortly," Luthi told SRF Sport, as revealed by Svenja Mastroberardi.
Last month, Federer said in a Twitter post: "A few weeks ago, having experienced a setback during my initial rehabilitation, I had to have an additional quick arthroscopic procedure on my right knee. "Now, much like I did leading up to the 2017 season, I plan to take the necessary time to be 100% ready to play at my highest level,” he said.
“I will be missing my fans and the tour dearly but, I will look forward to see everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season”.
Luthi says Federer was all good after losing a tight final Wimbledon
At last year's Wimbledon, former world No.
1 Federer suffered one of the most disappointing losses of his career when he blew two consecutive championship points on his serve in the fifth set of the final. Novak Djokovic, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, broke back Federer while the Swiss was serving for the title, before he won the fifth set tie-break to complete a major comeback.
"Roughly three hours after Wimbledon Final 2019 we went to Roger‘s rented house, there were approximately 30 people gathered, you wouldn’t have guessed that he just lost such an important match, he has an unbelievable ability to look forward in a positive way," Luthi told SRF Sport, as quoted by Camerlengo73_2 Twitter.