Roger Federer to miss five events, including French Open, after undergoing knee surgery
Roger Federer will be on the sidelines for the next few months after the 20-time Grand Slam winner underwent knee surgery.
The world No 3 last played a competitive match at the semi-finals of the Australian Open where he lost against eventual champion Novak Djokovic in three sets.
He then competed in the exhibition Match in Africa alongside Rafael Nadal in Cape Town at the start of February with his next ATP Tour match scheduled for Dubai later this month, but he will miss the tournament and four other events, including the French Open.
Federer revealed in a statement his knee had been giving him problems for “a little while” and was advised to undergo surgery.
“My right knee has been bothering me for a little while now. I hoped it would go away, but after an examination, and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday,” the statement read.
“After the procedure the doctors confirmed it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery.
“As a result, I will unfortunately have to miss Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open.
“I am grateful for everyone’s support. I can’t wait to be back playing again soon, see you on the grass!”
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 20, 2020
Federer is likely to make his return at the grass-court Halle Open in Germany in mid June.
Wimbledon TV channels, streaming info: How to watch Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff on Thursday
Your Wimbledon TV, streaming, order of play guide.
Wimbledon day four: British favourites fall but Cameron Norrie keeps home flag flying
Cameron Norrie ensured at least one Briton would reach the third round.
Andy Murray will ask how much more he can take after Wimbledon defeat
It was almost as if Andy Murray…
Cameron Norrie not trying to ‘make a name’ for himself at Wimbledon
The British number one won in five sets to make the third round at SW19 for a second consecutive year.
Novak Djokovic offers support to family of Boris Becker
Novak Djokovic has hosted Becker’s family in his player’s box in both rounds of Wimbledon so far.
Novak Djokovic to make Laver Cup call after Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic is interested in taking part in the Laver Cup.
John McEnroe paints a grim picture for Novak Djokovic
John McEnroe sees a future where Novak Djokovic ends the year ranked outside the top 40.
Emma Raducanu’s Wimbledon dream dies – but what comes next matters more
Raducanu may have failed to live up to ridiculous Wimbledon expectations, but it is far too early to write her off.
Novak Djokovic blows past Thanasi Kokkinakis in straight sets
The reigning champion dropped just seven games on Centre Court.
Alexander Zverev ‘in a positive mood’ as rehab begins
Alexander Zverev in a good mood as rehab journey begins.