Jurgen Melzer

Roger Federer still feels as if he's on the comeback trail

Roger Federer still feels as if he's on the comeback trail

According to the timetable he drew up when he began a six-month absence from tournament tennis to rehabilitate his surgically repaired left knee, Roger Federer will be on the comeback trail until April. Winning the Australian Open championship in January — a stirring performance in which he survived a trio of five-set matches to win his 18th Grand Slam singles title — hasn’t accelerated that schedule or changed his outlook.

“I don’t feel like you throw everything overboard just because you won the Australian Open,” he said. “I still try to see it in the most relaxed way possible, understanding that it did start off with a bang in Australia and clearly people will expect me to back...

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