'Oh gosh': Tennis world goes bonkers over Roger Federer video

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Roger Federer (pictured right) smiling during an interview and (pictured left) hitting a forehand.
Roger Federer (pictured right) has stunned fans with a video of him hitting forehands (pictured left) after more than eighth months off the tour due to injury. (Images: Instagram/Getty Images)

Roger Federer has sent the tennis world into a spin after posting the first video of himself training in more than eight months in the build-up to his return.

The 20-rime grand slam champion hasn't played since his quarter-final exit at Wimbledon due to reoccurring injuries.

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Federer underwent surgery on his right knee for the third time last August, and has missed five of the last seven grand slams.

While 40-year-old has discussed his desire to get back to the ATP Tour as soon as possible, one of his coaches has admitted the Swiss maestro was in a race to be fit for Wimbledon.

However, Federer delighted fans with a rare video of him taking to the practice courts indoors.

The video showed Federer repeatedly hitting forehands.

While it may seem like not much, the video went ballistic with more than one million views and 200,000 likes within an hour.

While the video did give fans some encouragement, Federer's limited movement does appear to show the champ is still some way off from returning competitively on the court.

Roger Federer and Mirka donate to help Ukraine

Federer's return to the practice court wasn't the only stir the 40-year-old made over the few days.

Earlier, Federer and Mikra announced they would be donate $500,000 ($AUD 637,000), which will go to the foundation War Child Holland to help children in Ukraine.

Federer said his family have been 'horrified' at the war in Ukraine and said they "stand for peace".

"We will provide assistance to children from Ukraine who need care, about 6 million Ukrainian children are currently out of school and it's a very critical time to provide access to education and would like to support them to deal with this extremely traumatic experience," Federer said on Twitter.

The foundation will help educate the millions of children impacted by the war and help them deal with the horrific experience.

"Through the Roger Federer Foundation, we will be supporting War Child Holland with a donation of $500,000 to establish access to continued schooling for Ukrainian children," the Swiss added.

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