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Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will be out for “many months” as he prepares for further knee surgery

Roger Federer will not play tennis for “many months” as he prepares for further knee surgery.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner had two operations on his right knee last year.

It’s hoped further surgery will rectify the problem.


Federer, 40, said:

“I’ll be on crutches for many weeks, and also out of the game for many months.

“It’s going to be difficult in some ways but, at the same time, I know it’s the right thing to do because I want to be healthy, I want to be running around later as well again.

“I also want to give myself a glimmer of hope to return to the tour in some shape or form.

“I am realistic – I know how difficult it is at this age right now to do another surgery and try it.

“But I want to be healthy.

“I will go through the rehab process with a goal, while I’m still active, which I think is going to help me during this long period of time.”

Federer has won Wimbledon eight times, the French once, Australian six and the US Open five.




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