Roger Federer’s right knee surgery could be a blessing in disguise
Roger Federer will probably be sidelined after having surgery on his knee, but can this really be a blessing in disguise for the 38-year-old?
Together with the legend getting the blade, the news is sure to raise questions.
Even the 20-times Grand Slam champion and injury was struggling at the Australian Open, in which he made a semi-final departure to champion Novak Djokovic, also has not played since.
Federer will miss a number of championships, including the French Open that begins at the ending May, and he won’t be back in action before the season in the very earliest.
Federer, 38, wrote on Twitter:”My right knee has been bothering me for a little while.
“I expected it would go off but after an examination, and discussion with my team, I chose to get an arthroscopic operation in Switzerland yesterday.”
He continued:”After the process, the doctors confirmed that it had been the right thing to have done and are extremely confident of a complete recovery.
“As a result, I will unfortunately have to miss Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami as well as also the French Open.
“I’m thankful for everyone’s support. I can’t wait to be back soon, see you around the bud!”
It’ll be the fourth time in the five seasons that Federer has not played at Roland Garros, but the former world won’t be worried by that statistic.
He will instead look back on the time that he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee at 2016. He entered the Open without a single tour-level match under his belt when Federer returned to actions. He went on to acquire the name in a show, beating his great rival Rafael Nadal in a five-set thriller of a final.
Then he continued a remarkable season before defending his Australian Open title in 2018 for his most recent and 20th singles trophy by winning at a Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon plus Masters 1000 titles. Will this end up being a fortunate omen for Federer?
The Korean legend has been cutting tournament appearances in recent years in a bid to extend his career. After all, he is 38 decades old and he has admitted that he is not getting any younger.
However, a schedule that is restricted is unlikely to affect his impressive durability. Lack of aggressive matches has never troubled Federer before so would it have an effect on him now? Just like a good wine, he also seems to get better with age, although true, he is getting older.
He arrived never played a competitive match as the ATP Finals in London in November but reached the last four plus he did while playing physical problems and two epic five-set matches against John Millman and Tennys Sandgren.
Federer will expect to have fully recovered in time for Wimbledon in June, in which he will bid to add to his record eight names. He also intends to play with the men’s singles final a few weeks later in the Olympics in Tokyo.
He’ll flip 39 the following weekend, so the question is whether or not his most recent operation will in any way affect his movement and physical ability as he has done in the past to move easily round the courtroom.
You would think that any sort of surgery will eventually force a professional sportsperson but in a person as naturally talented as Federer, he only continues to defy logic.
In 38, Serena Williams proceeds to play at the peak of their abilities, while Drew Brees, 41, also Tom Bradycontinue to ply their trade.
Coaching, strength and conditioning, nutrition, and instruction has been aided by the advancement of engineering, but these folks have a winning mentality which makes them stand out from the remainder .
As Federer has stated previously,”‘era is not a problem… it is only a number.”
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