Roger Federer is Set To Miss Series of Tournaments, Including the Upcoming French Open.

Roger Federer after undergoing an arthroscopic knee surgery on wednesday, is set to miss series of tournaments, and had withdrawn from the upcoming French Open when it begins 24th May, 2020.

The 38-year-old Swiss, made the dire news official on Thursday via his Social media handle saying;
“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.”
After the knee surgery, the doctor's 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".

Federer, who is ranked No. 3 and has won a record 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles, concluded by saying that He is very grateful for everyone's support, and that he can't wait to be back playing again soon. See you all on grass.

This would be Federer's second surgery in his long career, He had the first in February 2016 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and on his return, he emerged champion of the Australian Open in 2017. 

Federer has only won the French Open once in 2009, and reached the semi-finals in the 2019 French Open, where he crashed out after a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 defeat to reigning Spanish champion Rafael Nadal. 

CloudNine Sports understands that Roger Federer,is expected to recover to full fitness and make a return to play at the Wimbledon which begins June 28. A tournament where he has won the highest of his Grand Slam singles tiltes (8) before loosing in the finals to back-to-back Serbian champion Novak Djokovic last year.

Federer, who has indeed been getting retirement questions since the early 2010s, reiterated in the just concluded 2020 Australian Open that he had no plans to retire soon at all. 
He became the first player to win 100 matches at the Australian Open, before crashing out after a 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 straight-set defeat to Novak Djokovic at the men's singles semi-final.

The well known Big three in the world of Tennis, Federer, Djokovic and Nadal, who have dominated the sport, will now be down to the Big Two for as long as it takes for Federer to recover.

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