Roger Federer will miss US Open after announcing knee surgery

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“I have been doing a number of checks with the medical doctors, as nicely, on my knee, getting all the data as I harm myself additional throughout the grass-court season and Wimbledon,” the 40-year-old mentioned in an Instagram put up Sunday.

“Sadly, they informed me for the medium to long-term, to really feel higher, I’ll want surgical procedure, so I made a decision to do it. I shall be on crutches for a lot of weeks after which additionally out of the sport for a lot of months.”

Federer, who’s tied with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on 20 profession grand slams, was noncommittal about his future in tennis.

“I wish to be wholesome. I wish to be operating round later, as nicely, once more, and I wish to give myself a glimmer of hope, additionally, to return to the tour in some form or type,” he added.

“I’m life like, do not get me incorrect. I understand how troublesome it’s at this age proper now to do one other surgical procedure and take a look at it.”

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Roger Federer withdrew from Tokyo 2020 after an injury setback.

Federer missed greater than a yr of motion after having two operations on his knee after the Australian Open in 2020.

He returned for the 2021 French Open however withdrew after his third-round win to guard his knee. Federer then misplaced within the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in June.

After his Wimbledon loss, he withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics after saying an harm setback together with his knee.

This yr’s US Open is scheduled to start out on August 30 and runs by way of September 12 in New York.