Roger Federer confirms he will miss the remainder of 2020 season after suffering rehabilitation setback

Roger Federer in action

Roger Federer won’t return to action later this year when the ATP Tour resumes after suffering a setback during his initial rehabilitation from knee surgery.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner underwent an operation on his right knee in February, but he was expected to return to action in mid-June.

However, there was no real rush for him to speed up his recovery as tennis is on an enforced break until at least August 1.

The Swiss icon, though, has confirmed via social media that his recovery has not gone according to plan and he won’t play any more competitive tennis this year.

“Dear fans. I hope you are staying safe and healthy,” he wrote.

“A few weeks ago, having experienced a setback during my initial rehabilitation, I had to have an additional arthroscopic procedure on my right knee.

“Now, much like I did leading up to the 2017 season, I plan to take the necessary time to be 100% ready to play at my highest level.

“I will be missing my fans and the tour dearly but I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season. All the best, Roger.”

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