Federer returns to training

Roger Federer is back on the practice courts for the first time since the Australian Open.

The world number three underwent keyhole surgery on his knee three weeks ago after tearing his meniscus in an off-court incident the day after his Australian Open semi-final defeat at the hands of Novak Djokovic.

The Swiss took to Twitter to express his delight at being back in action. Federer posted a picture of himself practicing that included the caption: “Rarely felt so happy being back on a practice court”


Having missed the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam and Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Federer has set his sights on making his comeback in Indian Wells on March 10, but it is not yet known if he will be fit enough to compete.