From our sport desk; Roger Federer optioned out of this year’s French Open after going through knee surgery.
The Switzerland big star pronounced on his Twitter page that he has been enduring the pain on his right knee for a “little while.”
Meanwhile Federer who is 38-year-old undergo arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday which will totally rule him out of the second grand slam of the season in Paris, France.
Conversely the star is going to miss some couple of big tournament before the Roland Garros event but will be returning in time for the grass court season later in the year.
“My right knee has been bothering me for a little while. I hoped it would go away, but after an examination, and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday,” He said.
“After the procedure, the doctors confirmed that 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!”
Federer who is a 20-time grand slam winner showed some signs of injury in his last appearance at a grand slam at this year’s Australian Open in January.
Conversely Federer has battled with a groin injury during his monster quarterfinal against Tennys Sandgren and need off-court treatment during his straight-sets semifinal defeat by eventual champion Novak Djokovic.
The Swiss star who has won his only French title in 2009, also missed the Paris tournament for three years from 2016 before returning to reach the semi finals last year. he miss uses two opportunity match points in losing an epic Wimbledon final to Djokovic the following month.
Although Spain star Rafael Nadal, who won the tournament 12 times, might equal Federer’s record number of grand slam victories if he able to win his 13th title in French capital.
Djokovic holds three beside Federer with 17 titles following his victory in Melbourne. And the French Open runs from May 24 to June 7.
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