Roger Federer To Miss French Open After Undergoing Knee Surgery. Is The End Near?
20-time Grand Slam champion and current world No. 3 Roger Federer has announced he won’t be participating in the upcoming edition of French Open due to a knee injury.
The Swiss recently underwent arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland and it was confirmed that apart from the French Open, Federer will also miss the Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami Open.
“My right knee has been bothering me for a little while… I can’t wait to be playing again soon, see you on the grass,” ATP Tour tweeted quoting Federer.
As per a report in Reuters, Roland Garros was expected to be Federer’s only appearance on clay this season.
An injury is never a good sign and at the age of 38, it is even more difficult to recover. While Federer was not expected to play all the tournaments in the 2020 season, the surgery has added more doubt to his participation in other competitions.
He isn't get any younger and it might well be the twilight. He will no doubt make a comeback after recovering from the injury, but it is highly likely it might well be his last season as a pro.
Unlike his main rivals, Federer, who won the last of his 20 Grand Slam titles in 2018 at Melbourne Park, opted out of the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia to spend more time with his family before launching his 22nd season on Tour.
He arrived at the Australian Open having not played a competitive match since the ATP Finals in November but still made it to the semi-finals, where he fell to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.
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