The former world No.1, Federer has not played since losing in comprehensive fashion against Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon quarter-finals. Where he aggravated the knee injury that has been troubling him for some time.
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After pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics and the Masters series events in Canada and Cincinnati. However, the tennis world was waiting to see if Federer would play in the final Grand Slam of 2021. After turning 40 on Sunday, he said he was learning to adjust to the fact that recovering from niggles takes two weeks rather than two days. The US open gets under way on August 30. But, Federer didn’t say whether he would be talking part in the last of the year’s four majors.
What Federer said ?
“I haven’t done anything for a long time because of my knee,” Federer told Blick. “After Wimbledon, I had to let everything sink in first. “This week, I’ll meet my doctors and my team and then we’ll see what happens next. At the moment everything is still a little uncertain.
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Roger Federer is 20-time Grand slam champion, a record he shares with his younger rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. There are suggestions that retirement is still being resisted by him, but he must be considering his options as the Australian Open is still some way in the distance and his fitness issues are now becoming increasingly debilitating.
The sports star said he celebrated his landmark birthday privately with family and friends. However, he felt surprisingly good the following day.