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ROGER FEDERER TEASES COMEBACK WITH PRACTICE COURT VIDEO

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No caption necessary, just the 20-time Grand Slam champion posting his first video hitting forehands in more than eight months.

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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.”

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

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