Recently, Roger Federer expressed his emotions about him missing playing in the stadium. He had two knee surgeries which became a big hurdle in his career. However, the 38-year-old is one of the most accomplished players in the world of sports. He stands at the top with 20 Grand Slam singles titles, an Olympic gold medal in doubles and a silver medal in singles.
Federer told ZEIT magazine, “Not at the beginning (COVID-19) you couldn’t do anything anyway, we were especially happy that we are not sick and that all friends and family are fine. But now I miss it, I would like to be in a full stadium again,” as reported by tennis world.
After his match with Rafael Nadal in South Africa, he went for an arthroscopic surgery for his right knee. Post-surgery he was planning to be back on the field but he faced a major setback because of which he underwent another surgery. “I plan to take the necessary time to be 100% ready to play at my highest level. I will be missing my fans and the tour dearly but, I will look forward to see everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season,” Federer said.
This might be his last season on field according to what he told GQ, “It has definitely been a big moment for me, with the coronavirus and the two operations I have had on my knee and I have had to consider if I really want to keep going,” quoted by tennishead.
He further added, “But speaking more generally about the coronavirus, I think it is a time for reflection and for us all to remember what is really important in life – family, friends, health. And you go back to basics really.”
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