Federer is set to miss Wimbledon and will not play the Australian Open
Geneva Roger Federer does not expect to return from his last knee surgery in time for Wimbledon next June, the great tennis player said in an interview published Wednesday by Swiss media.
“The truth is that I would be incredibly surprised to play for Wimbledon,” the 40-year-old told the daily Tribune de Genève.
Wimbledon begins on June 27, and Federer hasn’t played a round since losing a straight set at this year’s Wimbledon in the quarter-finals in July. Within weeks, he had his third knee surgery in 18 months.
Federer shares the men’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Federer said there was no question about playing in the Australian Open when the first major tournament of the season begins in January.
“And that’s not a surprise,” Federer said. “We knew before the operation that this type would require a break of months.”
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