Mumbai: Tennis player Roger Federer announced on Wednesday that he would miss the 2020 season after undergoing his second knee operation in just a few months.
The 38-year-old said he needed arthroscopic surgery “a few weeks ago” after undergoing a similar procedure in February.
The twenty-time Grand Slam singles champion will take his time to get 100 percent fit to hit the court. Federer is eager to return in the 2021 season.
“I hope you are staying safe and healthy. 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. Now, much as 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. I will be missing my fans and the tour dearly but, I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season,” Federer said in a statement on Twitter.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 10, 2020
Federer’s last Grand Slam win was the 2018 Australian Open.
The tennis season has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic and many scheduled tournaments have been either postponed or canceled. Wimbledon Open was first canceled after World War II due to COVID-19