Federer targeting ‘big’ Australian Open, says Ljubicic – tennis

Roger Federer’s restoration from a knee damage goes properly and the Swiss nice expects to have the ability to play a “big” Australian Open, his coach Ivan Ljubicic says.

Federer, 39, has not performed a aggressive match since shedding to Novak Djokovic within the Australian Open semi-ultimate, since when the COVID-19 pandemic and surgical procedure has sidelined him.

“He is in the recovery phase and I would say that things are going in the best way,” Croatian Ljubicic mentioned in an interview with web site OKtennis.it on Friday.

“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.”

The 20-time Grand Slam champion is but to make clear his schedule for subsequent yr however has dedicated to taking part in the Australian Open.

“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.”

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