Roger Federer’s injury is causing him to miss the rest of the 2020 season. Recently, an announcement of Federer not returning to play tennis. It is after undergoing further surgery on his right knee according to sports news website sources.
The 20-time grand slam champion is recovering from surgery in February. However, he is suffering a setback in pursuit of fitness and plans to take the necessary time. It is also for him to be 100% ready to play his highest level.
Roger Federer’s Injury Recurrence Is Heading to Unfamiliar Territory
Roger Federer’s injury has a similar knee injury that the Swiss star recovers from 2016. He then returns from a six-month lay-off to claim the Australian Open in 2017. Also, winning his eighth Wimbledon crown later that year.
This time, he will then be out until 2021 after his second operation in a matter of months. It is a significant concern as Federer will be turning 40 and is now heading into unfamiliar territory.
The ATP is currently on-hold until the least at the end of July. Amid the pandemic, the organizers are deciding to cancel Wimbledon this year. The US Open is set to go ahead on August 31, according to sports forum. And the French Open will start on September 20.
Federer has not played competitive tennis since reaching the semifinals at this year’s Australian Open. It is where he begins to struggle with his injury.
Despite the setbacks, he is still the highest-paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes. He earns a total of $106.3 million over the past 12 months, according to sources of online sports betting.
Although two factors will motivate Federer to keep going- these are the risk of losing the men’s Grand Slam title record and missing Olympics singles gold medal.
In April, he was devastated when Wimbledon cancels for the first time after World War II. The Wimbledon grass probably remains his best chance of adding to his Grans Slam collection. He has not won the US Open since 2008, and his only title at Roland Garros came in 2009.