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Roger Federer Withdraws from U.S. Open 2021, Will Undergo Knee Surgery

Roger Federer Withdraws from U.S. Open 2021, Will Undergo Knee Surgery

Sad news for Roger Federer fans.

On Sunday (August 15), the 40-year-old Swiss tennis star took to Instagram to announce that he has decided to withdraw from the upcoming 2021 U.S. Open.

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“Hey everybody, it’s Roger here. Hope you are doing well. Listen I just wanted to update you, or give you a bit of an update on what’s been going on since Wimbledon,” Roger said in a video message. “As you can imagine, it’s not been simple.”

“I’ve been doing a lot of checks with doctors as well on my knee,” Roger continued before adding that for the health of his knee, he will have to undergo another surgery.

“I’ll be on crutches for many weeks and then also out of the game for many months so it’s going to be difficult of course in some ways, but at the same time, I know it’s the right thing to do because I want to be healthy, I want to be running around later as well again,” Roger added.

Roger then noted that he knows it will be difficult, but he hopes to return to the tennis court after he recovers from surgery.

“I want to give myself a glimmer of hope to return to the tour in some shape or form. I am realistic, don’t get me wrong,” Roger shared. “I know how difficult it is at this age right now to do another surgery and try it.”

Roger concluded his message by thanking his fans for all the love and support over the years.

“You always think of me, some of you suffer with me, some of you just wish me the best and want to see me on the court or see me smile,” Roger said. “I am doing okay, so I appreciate that. I’ll update you as I move along with my rehab. I wish you all the best and I’ll check in with you soon.”

Roger‘s decision to withdraw from the U.S. Open comes after he previously withdrew from the 2021 French Open and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics a few months ago.

The 2021 U.S. Open will begin on August 30.

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