Simon Graf, journalist of the Swiss magazine Tages Anzeiger, raised the alarm about Roger Federer's current conditions and questioned the presence of the Swiss at the next edition of the Laver Cup. According to rumors released by Graf, Federer allegedly accused a new problem in his right knee due to a spill of fluid.
Problem that could have a strong impact on the rehabilitation path that the 20-time Grand Slam champion is following with dedication.
Godsick on Roger Federer: "He keeps trying"
Important new information has been provided by Tony Godsick, Federer's longtime agent.
In an exclusive interview with Blick.ch, Godsick explained: "Roger has been training for a few weeks and has felt pain in his knee. Despite this, he continues to try and has no intention of giving up on anything. He is trying to prepare for the Laver Cup." Federer's agent did not therefore confirm Federer's alleged absence in London, but admitted that his client had felt pain during the last training sessions.
Federer played his last official match at Wimbledon 2021, but then had to give up the second half of the season to undergo a new knee operation. The Swiss will try, as scheduled, to compete in both the Laver Cup and the ATP 500 tournament in Basel.
Everything, however, will depend on his physical condition. Meanwhile, the director of Swiss Indoors Basel said: "We know that he is training, but only he can give certain information on his condition. We'll see if his knee holds up in the Laver Cup.
He wants to play both tournaments," Roger Brennwald concluded at Baz Sport. All tennis fans dream of being able to admire the Dream Team made up of Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray at the Laver Cup. The Rod Laver tournament will take place this year from 23 to 25 September at the O2 Arena in London. Team Europe has never lost to Team World, still on the hunt for their first win.
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