Federer News

Fed is concentrating on the IPO drop for On shoes coming up within a few weeks. He's transitioning for active athlete to billionaire marketer and ambassador for his shoe and Uniglo. I really think tennis is in his rear view mirror and he won't play again. Hope I'm wrong.

I would like to be a tad more optimistic about his return. But if this is surely the end, it surely has been a exhilarating ride for longer than expected.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
I think that is an older pic, from a previous surgery. It looks really familiar.
I found it on Insta from some Swiss woman who said she took it last week. Maybe she meant last week in 2020. Sorry if this is an older pic, I accepted what she said at face value.

Edit: @spoonfed You're right, I just checked Twitter and this is a pic from late 2020. My apologies, I believed the Instagram woman. Sorry, all!
 
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FedrMatt

Semi-Pro
I’m gonna be a bit of a conspiracy theorist:

I find it hard to believe the problem is solely the meniscus. It seems like it might be the effects of wear and tear (slight arthritis) or something along those lines

Regardless of what happens, I’m genuinely interested to hear the breakdown of how the knee is working and what’s causing the troubles.
 

Fedforever

Hall of Fame
If you had to put your mortgage on him playing seriously again or not, you'd probably go for "not".

But presumably there must be a small chance or he would have just retired. There doesn't seem much to be gained from giving people hope if you know it's entirely false.

I'll be interested to see if he turns up at the Laver Cup to show support.
 
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Novichok

Semi-Pro
Fed has had his meniscus surgery, note the band aid on his knee. Looks like it was done a month or so ago since initially the patient wears a brace.

That's his left knee. The one which got repaired in 2016. Doubt the band aid has got anything to do with the recent surgeries.
 

https://www.srf.ch/sport/tennis/ten...iator-federer-das-schlimmste-liegt-hinter-mir"


"The worst is behind me, I'm looking forward to everything that comes up," said Roger Federer at a sponsorship meeting. After the quarter-final at Wimbledon, a third knee operation was necessary. “When you come back after an injury, every day is a better day. An exciting time. I went through that last year, it's not a mental problem, ”said Federer.

The 40-year-old sees the return to the professional tour as a “challenge”. He wants to "get back to fitness training and the field as quickly as possible", "but that still takes a little patience."

The Laver Cup in Boston (September 24-26) will have to do without the initiator. "That hurts me a lot, of course," said Federer. He will follow the duel between Europe and the rest of the world from afar: "It will be 3 hardcore days when I can really get into tennis." In 2022, when the Laver Cup takes place in London, he wants to be there again: "That is one of my goals, that I really get into it so that I can come back and play there."
 

lordlosh

Semi-Pro
What Federer should have do is actually what Murray have done. Just play small tournaments, like 250 and 500, until(if it's even possible) he is fully physically fit and healed. Rushing thing and playing at highest level, and GS tournaments, didn't work well last time around, right ?
Just use the next year as a preparation. Get his confidence back, win some 250 tournaments(try to get that record for most title, cause it's a very solid record), and then if his body manage to handle, try to do some damage in 2023.
I have always said this, but with his style if he is healthy, he can do it till 45. But he still way better team, as well as changing a lot of stuffs, if he even wanna win some 250.
Trying to rush it at the highest possible stage, just won't WORK for him.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
Not good news.... Fed says his goal after surgery is to play Laver Cup in 2022.... an exo! No mention of Wimbledon or the USO. He's essentially fully retired at this point.

 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
Not good news.... Fed says his goal after surgery is to play Laver Cup in 2022.... an exo! No mention of Wimbledon or the USO. He's essentially fully retired at this point.

He's doing press for Laver Cup 2021 so of course he's going to talk about LC 2022 as "one of his goals." Even when he was healthy in 2017-19 he talked extensively about Laver Cup, because of course he did. It's his baby cash cow.

I'm pretty sure it goes unsaid they he wants to play Wimbledon again.
 

The Fedfather

Hall of Fame
To me, his saying his goal is to play LC actually seems to imply he's not planning to just be back for like a farewell match or two on the tour, but actually have a real comeback in 2022 and be match ready come LC.

"He wants to "get back to fitness training and the field as quickly as possible"". Would Federer say that if his only goal was some exhibition play?
 

gjm127

Professional
Not good news.... Fed says his goal after surgery is to play Laver Cup in 2022.... an exo! No mention of Wimbledon or the USO. He's essentially fully retired at this point.

He is asked about LC and doing promotions for LC21 -> LC22. Of course his goal is to come back at LC22 given he's answering LC-specific questions.

I wouldn't read into it this much. We would have known in much clearer way if he does not intend to come back before.
 

Fedforever

Hall of Fame
Roger's interview in English


And it seems he's off crutches which is good news as he said he was expecting to be on them for a "few weeks". So seems that the operation has gone according to plan so far.

 

Fedforever

Hall of Fame
Looks like the crutches are for the stairs.

Wouldn't be particularly surprising thinking about the load on the knees from using stairs.
 
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