Federer posted the thank-you note to his website yesterday. “I would like to send out a heartfelt thank you for all your kind words after my injury and the surgery,” he posted.
“It was an amazingly positive boost to receive all your cards, letters, presents and posts on the web. It really means a whole lot to me to feel your support in tough times.”
The injury, which occurred the day after his Australian Open semi-final loss to Novak Djokovic, forced Federer to skip the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai.
“It is fantastic to be moving and working out again,” he added. “We're taking it one step at a time, but I'm already really looking forward to getting back onto the court with full energy. Thank you very much again, see you soon.”
Buoyed by the news, Federer’s fans continued their words of encouragement.
“It is wonderful to see you are able to be so mobile again after your surgery! I am so looking forward to seeing you play again, tennis is just not the same without you. Take care Roger, you mean the world to us,” Wendy_Redrobin of Great Britain posted.
“Dear Roger, thank you very much for your update. It is so good to know you are working out again!” Cecivonne of Ecuador said.
“Dear Roger, come back stronger and fully recuperated. We miss you,” Arevik of Armenia said.
“Thank you Roger for keeping in touch … we are all eager to see you back on court, stronger than ever. Take care,” Chervil of Australia posted.
“So very heartening to hear of your positive progress health wise. Such a relief. Can't even begin to tell you how it feels not having you around but your jumping pics brought a huge smile to my face as does this message from you! Get better by the minute and see you in action soon!” Sigtias of India said.