20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer said he wishes he could be playing at the French Open as he admitted that the last few years have been challenging for him. Federer, 40, underwent two knee surgeries in 2020 but made a comeback last year.
After playing just five tournaments, Federer underwent a third knee surgery last August. Federer is expected to play the Laver Cup in September and also an ATP event in Basel in October. “Good, you know, it’s been.
I mean It’s not going good, but I am happy with my progress. I wish I could be playing the French Open right now and or any other tournament for that matter, but it is going to take some time. Unfortunately, my knee has been playing a bit funny the last couple of years, but I am doing really well.
Family is good. Everybody is fine, so everything is great actually,” Federer said, per Sportskeeda.
Federer attended the Barcelona Grand Prix
While in Barcelona for the Grand Prix, Federer had a chance to be in the briefing room and listen to Lewis Hamilton and George Russell discussing the tactics ahead of the race.
“It was interesting to dive into another sport and it inspires me and motivates me to come back again,” Federer said. “I was in the briefing room actually as Lewis Hamilton and George Russell were talking to the team and telling them all the details, so it was incredible to see, very lucky.
I cannot tell you any secrets. I was like what am I going in here. I am not supposed to know all this information so I am going to now forget it all again.” As a kid, Federer absolutely loved watching and following F1. “I followed it a lot when I was younger and then we went on tour and it’s so hard to follow everything on the road. This is my second time to a Formula 1 race so it was very exciting for me,” Federer added.