Former world number 15 Juan Ignacio Chela would rather have Roger Federer come back than have Instagram. On Monday, Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp went out for several hours. Chela, a former six-time ATP champion, was delighted with Instagram’s demise.
“It’s good not to see your wrong life on Instagram for a while,” Chela tweeted. The 40-year-old Federer announced a third knee operation in August. “Let Roger come back, not Instagram,” Chela said in another tweet.
It was not easy for Federer to undergo another operation
Federer, who underwent two major knee operations in 2020, last played at Wimbledon, where he suffered a straight set defeat against Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals.
“It was a tough process to make that decision just because I already had a few knee operations last year,” Federer told former US world number one Jim Courier in an interview at the Laver Cup.
“I was really unhappy with how things were going at Wimbledon. I just wasn’t nearly where I wanted to be to play at the highest level. But I’ve done my best and at some point it’s too much too much.
Now I just have to take it step by step. “Federer admitted that he will not rush his comeback under any circumstances.” I have to walk properly again, walk properly and then do the sideways steps and all the agility work and then at some point I have to back on the tennis court, “said Federer.
“But it’ll take me a few more months and then we’ll see how it goes sometime next year. I have to take my time. I don’t want to rush anything at this point. This also applies to my life.
I want to make sure that I can do whatever I want later. There’s no rush with anything so I’m actually in a really good place. I think the worst is behind me. I am really happy.”