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Roger Federer Pulls out of Rio Olympics, Missing Rest of Tennis Season Due to Injury

Roger Federer Pulls out of Rio Olympics, Missing Rest of Tennis Season Due to Injury

Roger Federer has officially pulled out of the 2016 Rio Olympics, and will not compete in any other tennis event this season due to his knee injury.

“I’m extremely disappointed to announce that 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. 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,” the 34-year-old tennis star, ranked number 3 in the world as of June 2016, wrote on his Facebook.

Roger had knee surgery in February and had to miss the French Open in May due to a back injury.

Read his entire note below…

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