20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer has been prepping hard for his comeback after missing out on competitive tennis due to knee surgery last year. Federer often gives glimpse of his training session on the court and in the gym. Amidst all the preparation, Federer has now welcomed a new member in the family and announced the same by sharing a photo on his social media handle.
The 40-year-old recently shared a selfie with his new pet, Toy Poodle, on his social media and welcomed him into the family. In the caption, he wrote, “We gave in… But we couldn’t be happier; welcome to the family, Willow #delfie.” Notably, Federer has four children; 2 twin boys and two twin girls. With the addition of new members to the family, they will have new companions to play with.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) May 29, 2022
Federer’s agent Tony Godstick recently confirmed that Federer is working hard and is adamant about his comeback. “His real motivation is to come back and end his career the way he wants to end it. He will play Laver Cup and Swiss Indoors. I don’t want to be the doctor, but I hope for him to have a great rehab this summer,” he added.
A couple of months ago, the former Grand Slam champion shared an update on his fitness, informing him that he is recovering well. “I am much better now; I was on crutches for two months, so you have to start from the bottom. Currently, I’m executing my recovery in three parts. Primarily, the whole rehab, getting back on your feet once again. Next is learning to walk and building up the whole thing.”
The 40-year-old has been away from competitive sports since the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, where he was outplayed by Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets in the quarterfinals. After the grasscourt season last year, Federer underwent third knee surgery and hasn’t returned to competition since then.