WATCH: The Break: Federer Back On Court


After being sidelined for over eight months, Roger Federer posted an encouraging update on social media: the first video of himself hitting forehands again.

It’s a sight for the sore eyes of tennis fans around the world, who await the 20-time Grand Slam champion’s return to tennis following surgery to treat ongoing knee injury. The 40-year-old underwent his third knee surgery in two years in August, and he has not been on court since his quarterfinal exit at Wimbledon last year.

Federer previously confirmed that a tournament comeback would not take place before late summer, ruling him out of Wimbledon. Speaking to Swiss broadcaster SRF at a women’s World Cup ski race, Federer said that his rehabilitation “was progressing well enough that he was now thinking in terms of playing again.”

Until that happens, fans can enjoy the sight of Federer hitting some tennis balls again, here: