Roger Federer 'doing well' after second knee operation ended season

Roger Federer underwent surgery on his knee for the second time this year last month. PUBLISHED: 19:00, Sat, Jul 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:01, Sat, Jul 4, 2020 0

Roger Federer's coach Severin Luthi says the Swiss star is 'doing well' after his operation on his knee last month. Related articles Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic slammed

In February, Federer had an operation on his right knee for an issue that had been bothering him 'for a while'.

The 38-year-old was planning to return in June but those plans were scuppered by the coronavirus pandemic suspending the season.

In June, when Federer would have been expected to be at least practising, Luthi revealed the 20-time Grand Slam champion's recovery was 'not going as well as we expected'.

And days later Federer announced he had ' an additional quick arthroscopic procedure'.

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Federer confirmed he would not play again this season and set his sights on being back at the start of 2021.

Speaking on Swiss TV channel SRF , Luthi was asked about Federer's recovery and gave a positive update.

Luthi said: "Roger is doing well. Rehabilitation has gone according to plan after the 2nd surgery.

"No big intensity until know, he will start a physical fitness block with Pierre Paganini shortly."