Roger Federer Is Practicing Again, But Will He Be Ready For Indian Wells?
by Tom Gainey | February 24th, 2016, 10:02 am

Roger Federer took to social media yesterday to show he’s back on the tennis court and making progress after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee earlier this month.

“Rarely felt so happy being back on a practice court,” Federer posted.

And Federer hinted on some new Spiderman-esque abilities!

Federer, who had never had surgery during his pro career, is scheduled to return next month at Indian Wells which begins in two weeks (he has about 17 days before his first match).

If Federer is unable to be ready for Indian Wells, might he play Miami? Or just avoid risking any damage to the knee and take the extra time to prepare for the clay season. Though Federer hasn’t scheduled any clay events other than the French Open.

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11 Comments for Roger Federer Is Practicing Again, But Will He Be Ready For Indian Wells?

AndyMira Says: think that he only just had a be able to jump 3 feet,4 feet? on air..i’ll say way to go Rog..hurry up..nole miss you so much..

RZ Says:

I hope Roger comes to Indian Wells this year. I missed out on seeing him last year as he practiced elsewhere the day I was there.

Daniel Says:

Maybe he can go just to hot some balls lind of a fancy practice not thinking too much of going deep, maybe get 2-4 matches. If tiu thibk that he will only hit the courta in 17 days maybe. But of I were him I’ll skip IW and play Miami, which is slow and than another clay Masters.
Well, only he and his doctors knows his body.

jane Says:

“The 34-year-old”

………is this a cliffhanger tom? ;)

RZ Says:

@Daniel – time-wise Miami is the better option for him, but he seems to prefer IW as he’s skipped Miami in past years.

J-Kath Says:

Ah yes…the Fed. leaping in the air – good for him — but it is surprising what a good photographer can do….we’ve all seen a lot of TV thrillers…..

chrisford1 Says:

Be good to have him back soon. Glad this is looking like a swift recovery.

Wog Boy Says:


My thought exactly, really good photographer and good angle;)

J-Kath Says:

Wog Boy

And why would he post it…if he thought he was really coming back 10% better, why advertise it?

Dennis huss Says:

Knowing Roger and Mirka they will make a well informed decision regarding future tournaments including Indian Wells. And regardless we all benefit when he is on the court as he is a joy to watch under any circumstance.
Let’s wish him well and look forward to, yes just one more “slam!”

Purcell Says:

Even allowing for a bit of ‘clever photography’ and an element of photoshopping, these charming pictures are a due reminder that Fed is the lightest on his feet and his ability to jump, hop, leap and levitate is only equalled, in today’s game, by Monfils and possibly Dolgopolov.

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