Federer Back On Court
World No. 3 practises for first time since knee surgery
Roger Federer has ventured back onto the practice courts for the first time since undergoing knee surgery just three weeks ago. The Swiss great tweeted the image of an indoor hit-out, stating that he had “rarely felt so happy to be back on a practice court”.
Rarely felt so happy being back on a practice court 😄 pic.twitter.com/2BJTqLqhTW— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 23, 2016
Federer went under the knife in Switzerland for arthroscopic knee surgery on February 3, to repair a torn meniscus that occurred the day after his Australian Open semi-final loss to Novak Djokovic, according to his agent Tony Godsick. He was forced to withdraw from the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai.
Federer fans were quick to wish Federer well after he made his social media post.
“Roger, we always feel pure happiness in our hearts seeing you back on any kind of court. Keep practising, champ, we miss you so much,” Veronika Tuckova said.
“Roger not seeing you on a tennis court is like seeing a fish out of water,” Elton Engstrom said.
“Keep on getting stronger, recover fully, king of the tennis court! You don't just play tennis Mr Federer, you are tennis!” Elizabeth Butler said.
“Happy that you are back on the practice court. Keep practising, we just love to see you out there competing and making tennis such an awesome sport to watch,” Rita Gaitskell.