August 3, 2021 Latest Football News

Federer set to miss Rio and remaining tennis season

Roger Federer is set to miss the Olympic Games in Rio and the remainder of the tennis season including the US Open.

The 34-year-old posted the news on his Facebook page, saying that he took the “very difficult” decision after consulting his medical team.

Federer, the only 17-times grand slam champion had underwent a knee operation in February before missing the French Open with a back problem. He had also been plagued with a number of health issues across this year, and required treatment twice during a five-set semi-final defeat by Canada’s Milos Raonic at Wimbledon earlier this month.

Federer has won the gold medal for tennis doubles at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, but has never won a singles title.

But instead of carrying on for the only honour that has eluded his grasp, the Swiss Maestro elects to withdraw from the remaining tennis season in order to ensure career longevity.

“I’m extremely disappointed to announce I will not be able to represent Switzerland at the Olympic Games in Rio and that I will also miss the remainder of the season,” Federer wrote in the post.

“Considering all options after consulting with my doctors and my team, I have made the very difficult decision to call an end to my 2016 season as I need more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier this year.”

“The doctors advised that if I want to play on the ATP World Tour injury-free for another few years, as I intend to do, I must give both my knee and body the proper time to fully recover. It is tough to miss the rest of the year.

“However, the silver lining is that this experience has made me realise how lucky I have been throughout my career with very few injuries. The love I have for tennis, the competition, tournaments and of course you, the fans remain intact.”

“I am as motivated as ever and plan to put all my energy towards coming back strong, healthy and in shape to play attacking tennis in 2017.”

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