The long wait for Roger Federer's return is a reminder to cherish him. The 20-times grand slam winner plays this week after more than a year out. He talks of more glory but cannot go on for ever
Federer has needed two operations to correct a long-standing knee issue.
Roger Federer vowed that “the story’s not over yet” as he prepared for his comeback from injury and targeted a triumphant return at Wimbledon. Federer – who will be 40 in August – has not played on the professional tour for almost 14 months, because of two keyhole operations on his right knee. He remains concerned about the state of that troublesome joint – which suffered an unexpected setback last spring – and admitted on Sunday that “the knee will dictate how the comeback will be, how the results will be, how long I can keep doing this. “How is the knee going to react when you fly transatlantic, you go from time zone to time zone? How is it backing up a best-of-five-set match or playing four days straight against top players? All these questions I need to give myself answers.” But he also offered plenty of encouragement to his legions of fans around the world. “I’m in such a wonderful position now that I can actually play five days straight, two-and-a-half hours a day,” Federer said. “That’s something I didn’t expect to be doing this time of the year.”