Federer To Be Sidelined For Many Months

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Roger Federer has announced that he will be out for “several months” as he prepares for another knee surgery. Last year, the 40-year-old Swiss, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, underwent two knee procedures.

Federer stated in an Instagram video that he believed the surgery would offer him “a ray of hope” for a comeback. In July, he was knocked out of the Wimbledon quarterfinals and therefore missed the Tokyo Olympics.

“I’ll be on crutches for many weeks, and also out of the game for many months,” Federer, who turned 40 a week ago, said on Sunday evening.

“It’s going to be difficult in some ways but, at the same time, I know it’s the right thing to do because I want to be healthy, I want to be running around later as well again.

“I also want to give myself a glimmer of hope to return to the tour in some shape or form.

Source: BBC Sport

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