Federer: "Novak had an exceptional year, the worst is behind me"

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Federer: "Novak had an exceptional year, the worst is behind me"

One of the best tennis players in the world is recovering from the third knee operation, but as things stand, he has not given up his career. The latest injury has called into question his return to the tennis courts, but according to him, his recovery is going well and the ninth racket in the world is planning to return "as soon as possible"

He also spoke about Novak Djokovic and the calendar slam. On the eve of the Laver Cup in Boston (from September 24 to 26), he spoke to the Swiss media and pointed out that he would do everything to be a part of the tournament in the next year.

"Rehabilitation is progressing, step by step. The worst is behind me, I am excited about everything that is coming. Every day is better than the previous one." "It is exciting. I went through this last year, so I have no mental problems," said the legendary Swiss.

He pointed out that he hopes to return to training as soon as possible, but he is aware that he must arm himself with patience. Clearly, he will not be at the upcoming Laver Cup, at least not in a competitive role, and he claims that he is very sorry about that.

"It's hard for me, of course. One of my goals is to do my best to come back next year to play here." Federer is out of Wimbledon. On the grass, which he dominated for years, he was stopped in the quarterfinals by Hubert Hurkacz(3: 6, 6: 7, 0: 6).


While he was off the field, Novak Djokovic almost left him in the shadows by winning the US Open. The world's first racket with the win in New York could become the player with the most Grand Slam titles and the first after Rod Laver to win a calendar slam (all four Grand Slam titles of the season).

The Swiss has won three Grand Slams three times a year, but has never come as close to a calendar slam as Djokovic. He claims, however, that Laver's 52-year-old feat will be broken one day "I think it is possible for something like this to happen again.

Novak, Rafa and I have come very close, but I think you need a little luck for such a feat." "You have to be persistent, strong. You have to use everything you know. So I think it will be difficult, but not impossible.

" He praised Novak for a great season. "I have to ask what went through Laver's head when he watched Novak play from the front row. What Novak has done this year is of course exceptional."