Roger Federer out for remainder of 2020 after injury setback

By: |
June 10, 2020 7:56 PM

Wimbledon has been canceled. Organizers of the French Open and the U.S. Open are still hoping to stage their major tournaments this year.

The Swiss great had initially planned to be sidelined for at least four months but has barely missed any elite tennis (File image: AP)

Roger Federer will be out of competitive tennis until the start of the 2021 season because of a setback in his recovery from surgery on his right knee. The 20-time Grand Slam champion on Wednesday posted a statement on Twitter to confirm he’ll be out of action for the rest of 2020. The 38-year-old Federer had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in February.

The Swiss great had initially planned to be sidelined for at least four months but has barely missed any elite tennis because the tour was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic. Federer started his statement with “Dear Fans.”
“A few weeks ago, having experienced a setback during my initial rehabilitation, I had to have an additional quick arthroscopic procedure on my right knee,” he posted.

“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 look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season.” Wimbledon has been canceled. Organizers of the French Open and the U.S. Open are still hoping to stage their major tournaments this year.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh take KXIP to top four in Dream11 IPL 2020
2Indian squad for tour Down Under: Rohit Sharma out of Australia tour with hamstring injury
3UEFA Champions League: Ronaldo in doubt for Messi’s visit to Juventus