Roger Federer has confirmed he is still looking forward to returning to competitive tennis at The Australian Open in January but says his recovery from surgery is a “long process”.
“I am doing well, my family is good. It’s a long process, it’s not day by day but more week by week progress,” he told Schweizer Illustrierte.
“I practiced a bit last week. Next year the beginning of January will be back on the court.
Federer said he was enjoying family Tim e but admitted it was strange.
“The last time I stayed home over 6 weeks is at age 16,” he said.
“Being at home is more relaxing, not just for me but for my children.
“No match stress. Enjoy going for a hike, kids are doing home school anyway”.