Tennis

Federer to miss French Open

Roger Federer.

Roger Federer.  

Undergoes knee surgery

Roger Federer underwent surgery to resolve a longstanding knee problem and said on Thursday that he would be out of action until after the French Open.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner revealed on his Facebook account that he underwent surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday and would miss a string of tournaments including the May 24-June 7 French Open.

“As a result, I will miss Dubai, India Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open,” he said.

The 38-year-old explained that he had intended to avoid surgery if possible but the knee problem refused to go away.

“My right knee has been bothering me for a little while,” said Federer, who reached the Roland Garros semifinals last year. “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 surgery the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery. I can’t wait to be back playing again soon, see you on grass!”

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