Roger Federer will return to the practice court on Monday

Roger Federer will return to the practice court on Monday

See Roger Federer share tears and laughter with CNN as he returns to play with the injured shoulder, and with a new coach for the first time

Roger Federer suffered a major injury to his right shoulder during his match against Juan Martin del Potro in the Wimbledon final on Monday.

The 32-time Grand Slam winner’s left shoulder came under heavy pressure and twisted sharply in a forceful motion. He suffered a major injury which forced him to withdraw from his match against world No. 19 Tomas Berdych.

The injury has kept Federer out of practice for nearly three weeks. However, he will be able to join his coaching staff and return to the court when he joins them at their base in Switzerland in two weeks.

The former two-time Australian Open champion with the injury is in a similar situation. He suffered a major shoulder injury while playing against Marin Cilic at this year’s Madrid Masters, and will be forced to leave the tournament immediately. He will then return to Switzerland to resume his recovery process.

“In terms of what Roger is doing, no, not yet,” BBC commentator David Lloyd said. “He has been in Switzerland, he’s been attending clinics, he’s been at home, he’s gone back to training his shoulder. But he hasn’t really gone back to the game yet, which is probably the trick.”

Federer will return to the practice court on Monday.

“I mean, my return is definitely not in two weeks time,” Federer said. “I am not ready to play yet. I still have a little bit left to go to get ready and get my body back into a good rhythm.

“But I don’t think I will be playing for at least another (three) or four weeks or so. It’s a process. I have a good support group, my dad, grandpa, brother. I am happy they are here. I am really happy that it’s been taken care of early enough that it doesn’t look like I’m going to get hit by a car.”

The last time Federer came back from major shoulder injury was in 2009, with a torn meniscus in his right knee. He played his first match with that injury at the Australian Open the next year.

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