“Both Roger and I tried to do our best in the past eight months. I have been to Switzerland, and we have trained on the court.
“Roger is very motivated; he is incredible. Many people wonder why he still plays, finding it hard to understand that he still enjoys the game and wants to chase notable wins.
“He wants to be competitive and get back to the level he had before the injury.”
Tim Henman expects Federer to be in good shape when he makes is competitive return.
The 46-year-old does believe Federer will not be content with just “making up the numbers” next year
“Given what he’s achieved, he’s not going to be going round these tournaments making up the numbers being happy if he’s making the fourth round of quarter-finals,” Henman told Express Sport last month.
“If he’s competing, he wants to feel like he can win them.”