Roger Federer fitness update: ‘Rehab is rockinggggggg,’ says 20-time Grand Slam winner

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Roger Federer has given his fans another teasing update as he continues his rehabilitation following a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a serious knee injury.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner has not set foot on court since his quarter-final defeat at Wimbledon last year as he underwent knee surgery in August.

He was forced to miss the US Open and admitted in November last year that he is unlikely to play at The Championships this year with a return in the second half of 2022 more realistic.

In another update with SRF TV in March, he said: “It will certainly be a while. The end of the summer, early autumn, where I’m aiming for a comeback.

“Currently I’m in three parts. First the whole rehab, getting back on your feet at the beginning. Then afterwards, learning to walk and building up the whole thing.”

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He is clearly stepping up the “whole rehab” thing as he shared an Instagram post with the caption: “Rehab is rockinggggggg🎸💪🏼”

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And many of his fellow pros were delighted with the update with Fabio Fognini replying: “Daiiii Rogeeerrrr… come back sooonnn @rogerfederer 🙌👏”

Denis Shapovalov wrote: “Yesss 🔥” while Diego Schwartzman, Belinda Bencic and Andreas Seppi were also among those to comment.

If all goes according to plan then the 40-year-old is likely to return to action during the North American hard-court season with the US Open, which starts on August 29, his main goal.

The Swiss, who has slumped to No 43 in the ATP Rankings, has also confirmed that he will play at the Laver Cup, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena from September 23-25.