Tennis nice Roger Federer will miss the US Open later this month and presumably the remainder of the season, after announcing that he wants one other knee surgery which will sideline him for “many months.”
“I’ve been doing a variety of checks with the medical doctors, as nicely, on my knee, getting all the knowledge as I damage myself further in the course of the grass-court season and Wimbledon,” the 40-year-old stated in an Instagram put up Sunday.
“Unfortunately, they advised me for the medium to long-term, to really feel higher, I will want surgery, so I made a decision to do it. I will 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 need to be wholesome. I need to be working round later, as nicely, once more, and I need to give myself a glimmer of hope, additionally, to return to the tour in some form or type,” he added.
“I’m lifelike, don’t get me flawed. I understand how troublesome it’s at this age proper now to do one other surgery and take a look at it.”
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Roger Federer withdrew from Tokyo 2020 after an harm 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 announcing an harm setback along with his knee.
This yr’s US Open is scheduled to begin on August 30 and runs via September 12 in New York.