Roger Federer will omit US Open after pronouncing additional knee surgical operation

“I have been doing a large number of tests with the docs, as neatly, on my knee, getting the entire knowledge as I harm myself additional all the way through the grass-court season and Wimbledon,” the 40-year-old stated in an Instagram put up Sunday.

“Sadly, they informed me for the medium to long-term, to really feel higher, I will be able to want surgical operation, so I determined to do it. I will be able to be on crutches for plenty of weeks after which additionally out of the sport for plenty of months.”

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

“I wish to be wholesome. I wish to be operating round later, as neatly, once more, and I wish to give myself a glimmer of hope, additionally, to go back to the excursion in some form or shape,” he added.

“I’m practical, do not get me improper. I understand how tricky it’s at this age at this time to do any other surgical operation and take a look at it.”

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Federer ignored 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 give protection to his knee. Federer then misplaced within the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in June.

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

This yr’s US Open is scheduled to begin on August 30 and runs via September 12 in New York.


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