Roger Federer’s recovery from a knee injury is going well and the Swiss great expects to be able to play a “big” Australian Open, his coach Ivan Ljubicic says.
Federer, 39, has not played a competitive match since losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semi-final, since when the COVID-19 pandemic and surgery has sidelined him.
“He is in the recovery phase and I would say that things are going in the best way,” Croatian Ljubicic said in an interview with website OKtennis.it on Friday.
“There is a lot of confidence.”
The 20-time Grand Slam champion is yet to clarify his schedule for next year but has committed to playing the Australian Open.
“It is important to go step by step and observe rest periods. As we have always done.”