Federer misses Olympics because of knee problems – Sport

Swiss tennis player Roger Federer today announced that he has resigned from the Tokyo2020 Olympic Games due to persistent knee problems.

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“During the turf season, unfortunately, I experienced a setback in my knee and accepted that I should withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics,” wrote the athlete on Instagram.

Roger Federer, 39, was a silver medalist in London2012 and an Olympic champion, in pairs, in Beijing2008.

“I am very disappointed as it has been an honor and the highlight of my career every time I have represented Switzerland,” added the 20-grand slam winner.

The current ninth-placed ATP leader reveals that he has already started rehab “hoping to get back into competition this summer.”

“I wish the entire Swiss national team the best of luck and I will cheer a lot from afar. As always, Hopp Schwiz!” he concluded.

Roger Federer thus joins Spanish Rafael Nadal, Olympic champion in Beijing2008 in singles and in Rio2016 in doubles.

Serbian Novak Djokovic, bronze in Beijing2008, current leader of the world ranking, said in recent days he is divided on going to Tokyo2020, after learning of the total lack of public in the competition.

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