Roger Federer is no longer feeling any knee pain after undergoing two knee surgeries this year, and has said he expects to be back in action at the Australian Open next January.
The 39-year-old reached the semi-finals of the Melbourne Championship at the beginning of this year; However, he missed the remainder of the season after undergoing right knee surgery.
“I’m on the right track,” the veteran, who has won 20 Grand Slams, told Schweizer Illustrierte, a German language magazine.
“I will gradually come back, but I will get my time, and I do not want to put any pressure on myself .. I will participate in the tournament when I am 100% ready,” he added.
“At the moment it appears that I will be able to return to play at the Australian Open in January.”
Although Federer’s condition improved during the recovery phase; But he said he has not yet reached the ability to train normally.
World number four Federer, who followed Rafael Nadal’s success in equaling his record number of Grand Slam titles, after the Spanish player won the French Open for the 13th time this month, said, “Not yet … it is not possible to train more than two hours on the racket at the moment.” “.
He added, “I have been working to increase endurance and strength completely without pain for a while. There will be no need for more surgeries.”
Federer is exposed to questions about his retirement plans. But the Swiss player said he would continue playing as long as he was able to. “I have been thinking about my plans for about 5 years, but as long as I can have fun … I will continue playing,” he added.