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Federer insists 'there is no stress, no rush'

2020-04-21 15:18
Roger Federer (Getty Images)
Roger Federer (Getty Images)

Roger Federer says his rehab is going "okay" after undergoing a knee operation, but insists he is in no rush to return to action.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner underwent an operation on his right knee in February and was only expected to return to competitive tennis in mid-June.

However, there is no need for the current world No 4 to rush back as tennis is on a break until at least 13 July due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In an Instagram Live chat with Rafael Nadal, Federer revealed that his rehab is going "okay".

"I've been hitting it a little bit against the wall," the Swiss great said.

"Rehab with the knee. It's okay. I had a really good first six weeks, then it was a bit slower, now it's getting better again, but I have plenty of time.

"So there is no stress, no rush, if there's anything positive, that's the only thing really. At the end of the day I just want the knee to be good, it doesn't matter when I return.

"I feel happy. I think after the second surgery. It's easier the second time around, but I don't need to experience a third one, that's for sure."

- TEAMtalk media

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