Coach Severin Luthi has noted that the main focus is getting Roger Federer back to 100 percent healthy as he is positively surprised to see the former world No. 1 still so excited about the game. Federer, who will turn 39 years this coming August, underwent a knee arthroscopic surgery in early February -- shortly after losing in the Australian Open and playing a charity match against world No.
2 Rafael Nadal in South Africa. "First priority is that Roger gets 100 percent healthy again, nice thing is that with Roger you still get the feeling you‘re on court with a junior and not with a player who‘s rather at the end of his career, those are perfect conditions we’re focused on next season," Luthi told SRF Sport, as quoted by Camerlengo73/2 Twitter.
Federer, a record 20-time Grand Slam champion, underwent his first major surgery in 2016 -- the surgery turned out to be a great choice as since then the Swiss has won three Grand Slam titles and prolonged his career.
Federer won't play until at least 2021
In February, Federer announced in a Twitter post: "My right knee has been bothering me for a little while.
I hoped it would go away, but after an examination, and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday. After the procedure, the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery.
“As a result, I will unfortunately have to miss Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open. I am grateful for everyone’s support. I can’t wait to be back playing again soon, see you on the grass!" But unfortunately for the Swiss, the recovery didn't go as planned and last month he announced: "I hope you are staying safe and healthy.
"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 per cent ready to play at my highest level.
“I will be missing my fans and the tour dearly but, I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season." Federer will be hoping to be fully ready for 2021 and attack the Grand Slams.