20-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer will miss his fourth French Open in the last five years after having knee surgery on Wednesday.
Roger Federer had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee while in Switzerland to try and fix the problem that had been an issue for him for a while now.
Federer, who won his only Roland Garros title in 2009, said doctors were “very confident of a full recovery”.
“After the procedure, the doctors confirmed it was the right thing to have done,” the 38-year-old said.
In addition to the French Open, which takes place from 24 May-7 June, Federer will also miss the tournaments in Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, and Miami.
Roger Federer to miss out on French Open and other tournaments due to knee issue
Federer reached the semi-finals last year in his first appearance on the Paris clay since 2015.
“See you on the grass!” added the eight-time Wimbledon champion, who was knocked out of last month’s Australian Open in the semi-finals by Novak Djokovic.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal will be looking to win his 13th French Open title, which would see him draw level with Federer on 20 Grand Slams.
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