Roger Federer has pulled out of this year’s French Open after his knee surgery.
The Swiss star announced it on his Twitter account that he’s been dealing with pain on his right knee awhile.
Federer, 38-years-old, underwent arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland Wednesday, February 19. This ruled him out for the second grand slam of the season in Paris, France.
Federer will also miss a number of big tournaments before the Roland Garros event. But he is hopeful in returning in time for the grass-court season later this year.
My right knee has been bothering me for a little while. I hoped it would go away, but after an examination, and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday.
After the procedure, the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery. As a result, I will unfortunately have to miss Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open. I am grateful for everyone’s support.
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I can’t wait to be back playing again soon, see you on the grass!
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That was from Federer himself, let’s all hope for his fast recovery.