Roger Federer's recovery from a knee injury is going well and the Swiss tennis player hopes to play a “great” Australian Open, says his coach, Ivan Ljubicic. The 39-year-old Federer has not played an opening competition match since losing to Novak Djokovic precisely in the semifinals of the Australian Open, since the COVID-19 pandemic and surgery left him off the tracks. This Friday he shared his return to training on social networks.

“He is in the recovery phase and I would say that things are going in the best way”Croatian Ljubicic said this Friday in an interview on the web oktennis.it. “He trains more and better, better and better, I'm curious to see how much we can push in the coming months. There is a lot of confidence.”

The 20-time Grand Slam champion has yet to clear his schedule for next year, but he has committed to playing the Australian Open. “I certainly can't say today what we will do in April. I know we want to leave as soon as possible, play a great Australian Open. and then evaluate everything step by step. It is important to observe the rest periods. As we always have. “