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08-23-2016 04:45 AM
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Roger tweeted and posted on Instagram (photos) and posted a short clip on facebook of himself practicing (serves).

I don't think those serves look all that good
08-20-2016 07:52 AM
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Laver cup - Europe vs rest of the world? Sounds like an easy win for Europe as things stand now. Might of course change in a couple of years time with all the North American and Aussie talent coming up.
08-20-2016 04:29 AM
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Roger's been vacationing in Long Island, NY, occasionally hanging out with Tommy Haas & his wife. But now we see he's there on business:
08-19-2016 02:42 AM
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Roger posted on Facebook along with the video of the new Mercedes ad

While I won't be playing at this year's US Open Tennis Championships, I'm excited for 2017 and coming back stronger than ever. As a big tennis fan myself, I was thrilled to make this fun film with Mercedes-Benz USA, Rod Laver and Bill Macatee. And driving some legendary SL's was pretty cool too. I'm happy to share it now with all of my fans and hope you enjoy!
08-13-2016 11:49 PM
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Guess so. Just because he's not playing doesn't mean he hasn't got other commitments in the States, I guess.
08-12-2016 03:17 AM
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Is Roger in North America? This instagram post would suggest so.

Montauk is on Long Island. Anna Wintour apparently has a place in this ritzy part of the island. just sayin...
08-04-2016 12:10 AM
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I have faith that this will be the best thing for Roger. In what way it will be "the best thing", and whether we will even recognise it as such, I'm not sure, but I believe it will be.
08-01-2016 08:08 AM
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No words. I was on vacation and just got back. I have had knee issues myself which have finally recovered, and this year much more stronger.
07-31-2016 04:24 PM
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Marco Chiudinelli wrote another column for a Swiss newspaper and this time it was about injuries.
I guess no player on the tour has so much experiences with injuries as Marco and therefore it was very interesting to read what he has to say.

Here are his quotes about Roger:

I don't agree with people who see a strong comeback next year as Utopia. It will solely be deciding whether Roger will be able to bring his body back to a point from which he can constantly practice painfree. If this is going to happen 100% is always a bit of luck. People who see his advanced athlete age as negative sign for a successful comeback I can only vehemently disagree with. It's not the age which counts at a comeback but aspects like self-belief, the will to achieve something, love and passion for the sport, discipline, humility and the joy to accept the big challenge of a comeback. All these are attributes for which Roger is a role model. That's why I don't worry about his comeback in the beginning of 2017 and wish him all the best on his way back.
Source: Nichts verpassen
07-29-2016 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by alypen View Post
I do feel rather more positive having read Luthi's take on it, but it's still an awfully long time without Roger. Never mind, if he can come back fully fit and recovered maybe it'll be worth it.
Reading Severin's words really made me feel better as it is helpful to hear how determined and motivated Roger is to come back and how convinced Seve is that he can return successfully once he is fully fit

There is so much respect and awe for Roger in Severins words - that's just so touching
07-28-2016 11:40 PM
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Oh good, you managed to pick up the Tagesanzeiger one too. Thanks for the translation.

Originally Posted by Eden View Post
Just when you thought that the season was terrible enough already for Roger this shocking news is coming up

I feel totally numb.
That was my reaction when I found out, too

Originally Posted by Kat_YYZ View Post
I was at Rogers Cup all day -- didn't even know about this until I got home and opened MTF. I'm surprised I didn't somehow overhear it at Rogers Cup -- or like they should've stopped play and had a moment of silence or something.

I really hope he can recover and come back.
I was checking the scores on and off on the ATP website, and didn't realise until I got home, either

I do feel rather more positive having read Luthi's take on it, but it's still an awfully long time without Roger. Never mind, if he can come back fully fit and recovered maybe it'll be worth it.
07-28-2016 07:37 PM
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Here is my translation of another interview by Severin for Swiss media:

Did Federer's knee got worse by the Wimbledon fall?

Coach Severin Lüthi explains in the interview what lead to Federer's season ending and what will happen in the next months.

For many people it was shocking news that Roger Federer ends his season before Rio. How was it for you?

As us in the team saw the process which lead into the decision and therefore we are already one step ahead. In his situation it was the best solution. After Wimbledon we hoped that he would be able to play soon again. But we haven't been on the practice court since then which was already a sign of the happening now. We discussed a lot and got advised. You just can't live from your reserves the whole time. One moment it will work but not permanently.

Did he burn the candles at both hands with his body?

Every tennis player has certain tournaments which he is focused on and for which he is willing to do a bit more. If Wimbledon wouldn't mean to much to him he would have probably already skipped it. But you see: You can't do it the whole time. When you use too much credit you can even shorten your career. And he is clearly saying that he wants to play longer on the tour.

Did he use his credit in Wimbledon?

Wimbledon has shown that it can't go on like that for the whole season. His goal is to get even more credit in the future.

Did his knee got worse after the fall in the 5th set of the SF against Milos Raonic?

No, it has nothing to do with the fall. He just had a moment of fear as he didn't knew what was going on and because he wasn't 100% fit. He doesn't have that much experiences with injuries so far.

It's obvious that he now talks about the knee as the main problem whilst before and after the withdrawal in Paris only the back was mentioned.

Yes, that's obvious indeed.... (laughs). But it is like that. I'm not a doctor and could be wrong but for me in hindsight the back has something to do with the knee. The knee was also the main problem during Paris. When you can't properly move and practice after a surgery – and here we are again at the credit – you strain your body maybe differently unnoticed. You are losing very fast muscle mass after a knee injury and that probably also affects your back.

So is the back alright now and primarily the knee impaired?

Fortunately he doesn't need surgery and that's already important. He wants to correct his imbalance with build-up on strength to be back at the point on which he can come back 100%. That wouldn't be possible now. He has to refill his reserves now.

Are there really 5 months rest necessary for this?

Such a big build-up can't be done in 2 weeks. But here are mainly Pierre (Paganini) as fitness coach and Daniel (Troxler) as physiotherapist the experts. After Wimbledon it was mainly all about recovering. The longer this takes the longer the build-up takes.

Is it alarming that he couldn't practice since Wimbledon?

No, that isn't alarming at all. He just hasn't played any tennis yet but is already working with the physio. And that doesn't mean he is only lying on the massage table or getting ultrasound treatment. That means that the whole musculature, the back and the leg is newly build up. If he had to play tennis today he would be able to do it. The question is though on which level and for which consequences.

Is there a timetable for the next weeks and months?

Certain things are already discussed and it's about getting into the details now. It's positive that he is working in the first stage of physio at deficits and can cure little injuries at the same time without any time pressure. In the second stage it's Pierre's job who normally doesn't get so much time during a season. In the third stage we are starting to play tennis again but the different stages will overlap then.

You are leader of the tennis delegation in Rio and interested in successful Olympic Games. Were there thoughts whether he would play the tournament before his break?

I'm his coach in the first place and what to have the best for him, just like in Davis Cup. That can sometimes mean to abandon to play. If we would have used him up he wouldn't most likely play anymore today and then we would have different problems. Of course we thought if he could still play the Olympics. But like I said: It's all about not using all the credit. At one point it's all too much. One of Roger's and Pierre's – who is already with him for a long time – strength is that the planning has always been long-term. The success proves them right. I guess there has never been an athlete going through a career – especially a one like Roger – without any injuries.

How much Rio would have attracted Roger?

The great thing with him is that he does everything with the whole heart. Of course he would have loved to be there, of course it hurts him. Also to miss the US Open. I guess there hasn't been one like him: He regrets every tournament he can't play. For me it is very impressive though how soon he can swich on, looking ahead and saying: The situation is like it is and now we are making the best of it. It's astonishing how motivated he already is to do this build-up. It's just incredible. I couldn't do this when I would be the player.

You don't seem to doubt that Federer will return in 2017.

Not at all. And I don't say this because I would have to say it – I'm totally convinced of it. It's crazy: Most of the time a coach has to cocker a player over weeks in such situations but with him it is different. He says how he can do a super build-up now. I don't doubt that he will be physically fit again.
How important is it that he most likely won't be able to fall out of the Top 20 until the end of the year?
Of course you wan't to be ranked high but for him with his career it isn't that deciding as for others. I'm convinced that once he is fully fit he can beat everyone. The goal is that he comes back physically stronger. He also plays to win tournaments and to achieve that you have to win against anyone anyway.

So a retirement was never in discussion?

That hasn't been a topic at all. It is incredible how positive and inspired he is. That's a phenomenon for me. How much he likes to practice, how much he likes to play tournaments, how much he likes to travel.

Haven't the many setbacks this season worn him down?

No and that's not naturally. Someone else might say: Now I don't want to continue anymore. But he is still up for it and it is a privilege to see it every day at practice. I'm with him for a long time now and it is just impressive. When you sometimes see younger players you have the feeling that they don't have any or less joy in tennis as him.

Will you have free weeks now?

Regarding Roger, yes. But with Rio, Davis Cup in Usbekistan and 10 days holidays I'm on the road a lot in the next 2 months. And then in October we can already concentrate on tennis practice. But I have to say I would have loved to go to the US Open.

Original source: «Hat der Wimbledon-Sturz Federers Knie verschlimmert?» - News Sport: Tennis -
07-28-2016 06:36 PM
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I have been very upset and for the first time I will be sending Roger something for his birthday to his parents' address. To thank him for playing and inspiring and to make sure he knows we all believe in him.
07-28-2016 03:28 PM
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So sad I may jump off a cliff

07-28-2016 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Kat_YYZ View Post
Thanks, Doris.
hug to Kat too~~~
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