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Roger Federer’s coach Ivan Ljubicic revealed they are targeting a “big Australian Open”. The 20-time Grand Slam winner underwent surgery on his right knee in February and initially eyed a June comeback.
However, the Swiss great suffered a setback and was forced to undergo a second operation, which ruled him out for the remainder of 2020. Federer has made steady progress in recent weeks and shared a post on social media showing that he is back on the court.
“He is in the recovery phase and I would say that things are going in the best way,” Ljubicic told website OKtennis.it. “He trains more and more and better and better, I’m curious to see how much we will be able to push in the coming months. There is a lot of confidence.”
He added: “I certainly can’t tell today what we will do in April. I know we want to leave as soon as possible, play a big Australian Open and then evaluate step by step. It is important to go step by step and observe rest periods. As we have always done.”