Prior to the 2020 ATP Tour being suspended, Roger Federer underwent a microscopic knee surgery. This surgery was supposed to keep him out of much of the season leading up to the grass season. However, now that the tour has been suspended, it is likely that Roger will not play again until 2021.
In a recent interview with Sky Sport, Ivan Ljubicic, Roger’s coach, talked about Federer’s surgery and his recovery.
“Roger is recovering, he is doing rehabilitation after the surgery. For us, it does not change much, with everything the bad luck that we had with this situation. The program is the same even if there was a virus.”
Then, when asked about whether or not Federer will continue to play in 2021, at 40 years old, Ljubicic made a very assuring comment.
“We have not talked yet about 2021. Time certainly does not stop and he will be 40 next year, but he has not hinted about a possible retirement. Federer had undergone knee surgery in late February and had planned to miss the season until the grass-court season prior to the tennis tour shutting down.”
This will likely lead to more years of competitive, Grand Slam title chasing tennis for viewers around the world.
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