Roger Federer is one of the most popular athletes in the world in any sport and his fans are among the most dedicated. The Swiss Maestro returned the favor this week thanking his fans for their support after he suffered a knee injury and surgery earlier this year.
“I would like to send out a heartfelt thank you for all your kind words after my injury and the surgery. It was an amazingly positive boost to receive all your cards, letters, presents and posts on the web. It really means a whole lot to me to feel your support in tough times,” Federer posted on his official website on Thursday.
“It is fantastic to be moving and working out again. We’re taking it one step at a time, but I’m already really looking forward to getting back onto the court with full energy.”
The knee injury for Federer, who is currently the World No. 3 behind Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, has caused the Swiss Maestro to be out for about a month after his stint at the 2016 Australian Open.
According to reports, Federer injured his knee in Melbourne, Australia while spending tiem with his daughters a day after he lost in the semifinals of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year against Djokovic.
Federer was scheduled to play in ATP tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai but had to pull out because of the surgery to the knee.
Federer also posted on Twitter showing he’s on his way back to recovery.
Rarely felt so happy being back on a practice court 😄 pic.twitter.com/2BJTqLqhTW
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 23, 2016
Federer is still seen as one of the biggest threats to Djokovic’s recent dominance in the sport. It remains to be seen if he can recover from the knee surgery and return to top form.