'Fit-again' Federer set to return to action at Miami Open next week


World number 3 Tennis player Roger Federer said on Twitter on Thursday that he would make his return from a knee surgery earlier than expected at the Miami Open next week.

Fedex used a series of emojis, indicated a flight from Europe to the USA, which was followed by symbols of an orange, sunshine, a palm tree, a dolphin, a thumbs-up and finally a link to the Miami Open’s Twitter account.

The 17 times Grand Slam champion has not played since January’s Australian Open, and he had said three weeks ago that via Facebook, that he planned to delay his comeback until the Monte Carlo Masters in April.

Federer had an arthroscopic knee surgery in Switzerland last month to repair a torn meniscus, after having suffered the injury away from the Tennis court a day after his Australian open run ended in the Semi-Finals.

He then withdrew from the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships and the March 10-20 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in California.

The Swiss has hardly missed any tournaments due to health reasons in his 18-year-old professional career.In 2005, Federer was out of action for six weeks while he was recovering from a foot injury and during 2008, he was troubled by a bout of mononucleosis and back problems.


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