Roger Federer withdraws from the US Open

Roger Federer has ruled himself out from this year’s US Open, as his doctors suggested him more knee surgeries for his long term health.

Roger Federer has ruled himself out of the US Open, due to his knee needing more surgeries and will be out for many months. In an Instagram Live session, he had given his status regarding the US Open and confirmed that he will not play this year at the Flushing Meadows.

He said that while his surgery will be going on, he will be walking with the help of crutches and will not play for many months.

The 40-year-old tennis superstar stated that the doctors suggested that he needed more surgeries for his knee so that, in the long term, he can feel better and knows that it will be difficult but it’s the right thing to do, as he wants to be healthy and running around as well.

He has said, “I want to give myself a glimmer of hope also to return to the tour in some shape or form,” but also reiterated that it was indeed difficult at his age to do another surgery but he wants to be healthy and wants to go through the rehab process while he still active and this process will help him, in the long term.

He thanked his fans for standing beside him and hopes everyone wish to see him back on the court.

Federer has already had a difficult 2020-21, as he already had two knee surgeries last year and had to rehabilitate himself for 13 months. He returned in March 2021 but again faced difficulties, as he had withdrawn from the French Open, after his third-round win to ensure that he prepares for the grass-court season. Federer did reach the quarterfinal stage at Wimbledon but lost to Pole Hubert Hurkacz 6-3 7-6 6-0. He also withdrew himself from the Tokyo Olympics and from the warm-up events which precede the US Open.

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