‘Back to work’ for Roger Federer as his coach confirms his recovery phase is going well

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Roger Federer has teased his fans with a social media post showing he has hit the practice courts again while his coach Ivan Ljubicic revealed they are targeting a “big Australian Open”.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner underwent surgery on his right knee in February and initially eyed a June comeback, but the Swiss great suffered a setback and was forced to undergo a second operation, which ruled him out for the remainder of 2020.

Federer, though, has made steady progress in recent weeks and shared a post on social media showing that he is back on the court.

 

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Earlier in the day his coach Ljubicic revealed that he is training with “a lot of confidence” and the plan is to make a competitive return at the Australian Open.

“He is in the recovery phase and I would say that things are going in the best way,” he told website OKtennis.it.

“He trains more and more and better and better, I’m curious to see how much we will be able to push in the coming months.

“There is a lot of confidence.”

He added: “I certainly can’t tell today what we will do in April. I know we want to leave as soon as possible, play a big Australian Open and then evaluate step by step.

“It is important to go step by step and observe rest periods. As we have always done.”

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