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