Because we’re all awaiting any Roger Federer lung infection updates with baited breath:
An ATP official in close contact with the world number one said Sunday that the Swiss, while still taking medication for the infection he appears to have picked up several weeks ago during training at his base in Dubai, also says his condition is improving.
Federer, wife Mirka, the couple’s twin seven-month-old girls and Federer’s sister Diana, flew from Dubai to Zurich early Sunday on a flight delayed three hours until 5am by the storm which swept through the emirate on Saturday evening.
But the trip will be contingent on a clean bill of health from doctors monitoring his infection, which also affected his wife this week.
Thanks to Judy for passing this along!
UPDATE: In related news, Rafael Nadal – who has been sidelined with a knee injury since the Australian Open – says he’s definitely ready to go for Indian Wells. He posted via Facebook today:
Rafael Nadal is seeking to defend his Indian Wells title – it would also be the first time in his career that he’s defended any title on hard courts. Though neither the draw nor the players’ health will encourage a Federer/Nadal final at Indian Wells, the two are scheduled to play a benefit “Hit for Haiti” match with Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi on March 12.