According coach Ivan Ljubicic, Roger Federer’s chances are not great of playing the Australian Open. The Swiss who has undergone two surgeries on his right knee, has given little update on his status on his comeback. But his coach, Ljubicic, did provide some information.
“I think there are very few chances, he is still recovering and knowing him, he wants to be sure he can play to win the tournament and be at 100%,” Ljubicic told Stats Perform.
“So I think the Australian Open is not a real possibility right now. But he will go step by step because he is 40 years old now and he needs to be patient. He cannot recover as quickly as he used to.
“We have spoken and I can guarantee he wants to return to playing tennis,” he said. “When he decides to stop he will retire, but I don’t think it’s going to happen all of a sudden.”
Federer hasn’t played since aggravating his knee in a Wimbledon loss to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals.
There has also been no videos or images of him practicing. However, there’s still about two months before the Australian Open begins.
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