Roger Federer injury update as tennis ace says he'll play more years

- 10/19/2016
There's been considerable heartbreak amongst fans since Federer announced last month that he was going to miss the rest of 2016 to fully rehabilitate his left  knee.
Roger Federer injury news update

Most have been eager for updates on Roger Federer and his injuries, as well as the future of his tennis.

The swiss tennis star has not been himself since undergoing surgery earlier this year.

Will miss some of his most consistent tournaments. The decision left him unable to compete at this month’s Olympics and will keep him out of the upcoming U.S. Open for the first time since 1999.

Here's what the Tennis maestro had to say about his present circumstances as well as his immediate and distant future:

“It was a tough decision to say the least, pulling out of Rio, the US Open, Shanghai, Basel, the World Tour Finals, to just get rid of all of that in one shot was hard,” he said on Wednesday. “But in someways it ended up being a simple decision because health is my number one thing when it comes to tennis.”
Tennis ace Roger Federer vows to win more trophies
Many, including his devoted fans are doubtful he will ever get back to his best. Federer, who turned 35 earlier this month, has had a year beset by injury problems, having also been forced to sit out the French Open because of a back problem. But he is confident he will be raring to go in time for the Australian Open next January.

“It’s been an interesting year to say the least,” he added. “My god i never thought i would was going to have the year the way I had it after playing as well as I did in Australia. But that’s the way it goes sometimes. I’ll learn a lot from this year and i remain very upbeat and positive about whats to come.”
17 time grand slam champion Roger Federer to miss the rest of 2016
Down but not out—not by a long shot.
“I don't see it as the end of something, I see it as a beginning to something I'm working for when I come back to the Hopman Cup and the Australian Open.

“I'm doing well, I've been training as much as i possibly could a to re-strengthen my quad my body to keep it in shape so when i head back into the gym for full on fitness in the next couple of months that I'm ready for it.”

Federer was speaking at a press conference in New York to unveil a new annual tournament called the Laver Cup, in which Federer will team up with Nadal as part of a European team to take on one from the rest of the world. Named after Australian great Rod Laver.

The Swiss legend is saddened. And, while excited about the event, he admitted it was “painful” to be in New York knowing that he will be unable to take part in the final Grand Slam of the year.

Many have again speculated whether the 17-time Grand Slam champion Federer can fully recover and continue to be a force on the tour. But Federer, who reached at least the semifinals of the last four Grand Slams prior to his injury, finishing runner-up to Djokovic twice, is confident that not only can he return to fitness but that he can again be a real threat to add to his already unprecedented list of honors.

Now for the first time in over a decade, Roger Federer's injury will keep him out of our sight,  if not our consciousness.


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