"Federer at 2022 Wimbledon? There is hope" says coach Ivan Ljubicic
The last time Roger Federer played in a tennis match was at the 2021 Wimbledon where he got beaten by Hubert Hurkacz. The defeat was a hard one with the final set ending in a bagel which is not something anybody wants to see from Federer. Luckily for us, all that won't be his final match as the Swiss ace is determined to return stronger in 2022.
His recovery so far has been going good and Federer no longer requires a cane to walk properly and he was cleared to drive again as well. His knee will need to undergo an exercise program to strengthen it enough for it to be able to withstand the wear and tear of a tennis season but Federer has no doubt he will make it. The initial prognosis had him return after the Wimbledon but now, his coach Ivan Ljubicic shared some uplifting predictions.
Speaking on Roger he said:
"I can assure you that you must not doubt Roger Federer's sincerity and transparency. What he says is exactly what he is, it is not necessary to read between the lines. He says things as they are, every now and then he avoids making some details public, while in other cases, like this one, he describes the situation perfectly."
"Right now, Roger is in the rehabilitation phase. As he said, in January we will start physical preparation, while for tennis we will have to wait a little longer. The re-entry on the tour is so far away that we can't sketch a date. There is little hope of seeing him at Wimbledon, but it's too early to say too much. I believe that in May we will have clearer ideas."