In the late afternoon on Tuesday, Roger Federer announced that he suffered a knee relapse during the grass season and that he will not take part in the Tokyo Olympics. He therefore vanishes forever his dream of winning a gold medal in singles, with the hope of seeing the Swiss phenomenon on the field again by the end of the summer.
The former world number 1 has just returned from the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, a fairly satisfactory result given the ups and downs he has had to deal with over the past year and a half. The defeat at the hands of Hubert Hurkacz highlighted all his difficulties, further exacerbated by the low number of games played in 2021.
The 39-year-old from Basel has always been very reserved about his physical condition, avoiding providing too many details to the media. The 20-time Grand Slam champion underwent two surgeries on his right knee last year, but the extent of the problem affecting him was not disclosed.
The ‘Punto de Break’ portal recently contacted a physiotherapist who works for ATP, who put forward a hypothesis on the type of injury of the Master.
Federer announced that he suffered a knee relapse
“For Roger Federer’s recovery time, it would make me think yes, it could be one of the two.
In photos we have been able to see that, from one year to the next, Roger has gained a lot of muscle mass in his legs. That suggests that he had a lack in the joint and makes me think that it could be due to cartilage”, he said.
“When he had surgery, they recommended gaining muscle mass in the quadriceps and that is usually indicated in problems of this type. Cartilage is a very difficult area to recover and becomes very inflamed. If he has now commented that he resented it again, it may be because of that.
There is talk of a control disease, that is, a problem in the joint, and the most logical and common in these cases is due to meniscus or cartilage. The problems it gives, after the operation, is an irritation that causes the knee to swell and cause pain.
That makes it difficult, for example, to play one day and then again the next. You need recovery because it is not that you start from scratch, but almost”, he continues. Federer simply spoke of a “setback” on his knee.
This is a very broad concept, which can range from a simple irritation, which could have you recovered in just seven/ten days, or a relapse, which would force you to undergo surgery again. The Helvetian acknowledged in his statement that he wanted to return before the end of the summer.
Cincinnati, a tournament he loves to attend and which he has won seven times, is coming up just one month from now (August 15) and could be a good place to prepare for the US Open. As long as the knee leaves him. “There are times when hyaluronic acid or enriched plasma treatments are done that help increase space or recover damaged areas, but as I say, it is difficult. The knee is a joint that suffers a lot in tennis” – he concluded.
Roger Federer’s mother reveals a secret about him
Lynette Federer talked about a secret of her son Roger Federer
Roger Federer will play an exhibition match in the Cape Town in South Africa,
The match will be between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the foundation of Federer.
The tickets were sold in minutes and they expect to break Tennis’s most attendance match by 50,000 fans.
Last year, Federer and Zverev broke the record with 43,000 fans in Mexico and in February
He will do it with Nadal.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer’s mother is happy about the match and to play in her country,
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She revealed a secret of her son and it might be one of the reasons of why He’s still playing Tennis.
“What amazes me most is the fire and zeal with which he is involved,”
“He still jokes in the dressing room with his opponents, playing a trick or two on them.“
“Somehow he is still there with almost childlike joy. That’s a good sign.”
Roger Federer will be playing an exhibition match on the 15th of January in Australia
to donate and help the bushfire victims, Rafael Nadal will join the match and many more stars as well.
Moreover, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic donated $50,000 as She challenged him on Twitter.
Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer ‘he can go home’
This time, Novak Djokovic Father mentioned that Roger Federer doesnt’ want to retire
just because He can not accept that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be better than him.
“Why is this happening with Federer, who is still the most successful and best tennis player in the world?”
“That is a fact according to the results, which will not be for a long time. Because he cultivates so much animosity towards Novak.
Moreover, Srdan suggested that Roger Federer can go home and to more interesting things.
“They have developed a kind of respect over the years, but why do you think he still plays at 40?”
“Imagine that, a 40-year-old man still plays tennis, when he can go home and do some more interesting things.”
“But since both Nadal and Novak are breathing down his neck, he simply cannot accept the fact that they will be better than him.
“Go, man, raise children, do something else, go ski, do something. Tennis is not your whole life,”
“It is just my son’s current hobby. He is only a tennis player at the moment.”
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Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer he can go home
Back to Monte Carlo 2008 where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met in the S-Finals,
Roger Federer told Djokovic team to Be quite after they were talking about a long ball.
and not for so long, Novak Djokovic Father besides his wife started saying tough comments about Roger Federer.
And from the other side, Roger Federer never replied to the Serbian Couples to let their comments only in the media.
Nick Kyrgios tells Novak Djokovic’s father not to ‘push the blame’ onto Grigor Dimitrov
The fallout from the Adria Tour continues with Nick Kyrgios hitting back at Novak Djokovic’s father for trying to “push the blame” onto Grigor Dimitrov following a string of positive coronavirus tests.
The controversial tournament, the brainchild of 17-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, took place in Serbia and Croatia despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Players and fans did not wear facemasks during events and did not adhere to social distance rules with Djokovic insisting that they were following guidelines set out by the Serbia government.
The first big bombshell dropped on Sunday evening when world No 19 Dimitrov confirmed he returned a positive coronavirus test after returning home to Monaco, and Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also tested positive, but the latter two were still in Croatia.
World No 1 Djokovic added his name to the list when he announced on Tuesday that both he and his wife Jelena tested positive for Covid-19 after they flew back to Serbia.
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His father, Srdjan, was unimpressed by Dimitrov and blamed the Bulgarian.
“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where,” Djokovic Sr. said of Dimitrov on RTL Croatia TV.
“He didn’t test here, he tested somewhere else … I think that’s not fair.
“He inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia.
“Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Kyrgios, who has been very outspoken about the Adria Tour, hit back at Srdjan in an Instagram Story as he wrote ” don’t push the blame”.