Roger Federer will miss the US Open and be sidelined for what he said will be “numerous months” since he needs a third procedure on his right knee, a methodology he said will leave him with “a hint of something to look forward to” that he can get back to rivalry.
Federer declared the news Sunday by means of a video message on Instagram.
“I’ve been doing a lot of checks with the doctors, as well, on my knee, getting all the information, as I hurt myself further during the grass-court season and Wimbledon,” Federer said. “Unfortunately, they told me for the medium to long term, to feel better, I will need surgery, so I decided to do it. I will be on crutches for many weeks and then also out of the game for many months.”
Federer, 40, who has 20 Grand Slam singles titles to impart the men’s record to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, recognized there was an opportunity his playing vocation could be finished, however, he said he would recover the knee determined to make another rebound.
“I want to be healthy. I want to be running around later, as well, again, and I want to give myself a glimmer of hope, also, to return to the tour in some shape or form,” Federer said. “I am realistic, don’t get me wrong. I know how difficult it is at this age right now to do another surgery and try it.”
Federer missed over a time of the activity after first having his knee fixed not long after the 2020 Australian Open in February of that year. He had a subsequent strategy that June.
He got back to Grand Slam activity at the French Open in late May and afterward pulled out of the competition after three triumphs. His latest match was a misfortune at the Wimbledon quarterfinals last month, and he referred to the knee injury in pulling out from the Tokyo Olympics.
The US Open is the season’s last Grand Slam competition, and it starts on Aug. 30 in New York. Nadal is managing a foot injury, and Djokovic pulled out of tuneup competitions, saying he expected to rest and recover following the Olympics, where he neglected to win an award.
Federer won 16 of his Grand Slam titles somewhere in the range of 2003 and 2010 however stayed at or close to the highest point of the game into his late 30s. He won the Australian Open and Wimbledon during a resurgent 2017 and shielded his title at Melbourne Park in 2018, his latest Grand Slam title. In 2019, he lost a five-set exemplary to Djokovic in the Wimbledon last.
Federer’s spot in the US Open fundamental attract will go to Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands, the U.S. Tennis Association said. American Mackie McDonald would be the following man to move into the field in case there is another withdrawal.