Roger Federer will miss the rest of the 2020 season after having an extra operation on his right knee. 20-time Grand Slam winner had arthroscopic surgery in last February but said he suffered a “setback” with rehab.
“I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season”. the 38-year-old Swiss said to BBC Sports.
In 2016, Federar also missed the maximum of the season with a knee injury, but returned the following year to win the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Last January he lost to Novak Djokovic in English tennis final.
“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” Federer said on Twitter on Wednesday.
“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”.
The ATP Tour is currently shut down due to Covid-19 pandemic till at least the end of July, with the US Open currently fixed to start on 31 August and the French Open beginning on 20 September.