Federer says he is feeling strong after new knee surgery

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the swiss tennis player Roger Federer he said he had no setbacks after undergoing yet another knee surgery and that he is recovering well.

Federer, who was forced to withdraw from the US Open, said in August that he would be out of court for several months because he would need to undergo yet another knee surgery to return to playing.

The 40-year-old tennis player underwent two procedures in 2020 that resulted in more than a year of rehabilitation before returning to action in March.

He last played at Wimbledon in July and was eliminated in the quarterfinals, which ended his dream of a ninth All England Club title.

“I’m feeling pretty good… things aren’t as I expected, but I’m recovering well and rehabilitation is going really well,” Federer told Eurosport.

“I had no setbacks. I’m feeling strong and excited about what’s to come. I wish I could get back to a tennis court as soon as possible, but I have to be patient,” he added.

“It’s a slow period now. And I have to take it one step at a time. And so far so good. I’m very happy.”

Federer, who shares a men’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles with Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic, believes winning all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year is still possible for one player after Djokovic came close to achieving the feat this year , losing in the US Open final.

Djokovic, who heads the world rankings, was trying to become the first man since 1969 to win all four Grand Slam titles in the same season, but lost to Russian Daniil Medvedev in three sets in New York.

“I think it’s possible that it will happen again,” said Federer. “We saw with Novak, me and Rafa that we got really close. But I think you need a little luck. You need perseverance, strength… that’s why I think it’s going to be difficult. But it is possible,” he said.