Roger Federer’s announcement of not becoming a part of the U.S Open comes as a shocker to Federer fans.
The 40-year-old Grand Slam titled Federer announced on Sunday via Instagram that he would be sidelined for months as he is to get his right knee operated on. However, the surgery will leave him with a glimmer of hope to return to the competition.
Federer said that he decided to go for the surgery after he further hurt himself more doing a lot of checks with the doctors and got all information as he hurt himself during the grass-court season and Wimbledon.
Federer had his knee repaired shortly after the 2020 Australian Open in February that year. He had a follow-up procedure that June.
Federer missed more than a year of action after first having his knee repaired shortly after the 2020 Australian Open in February of that year. He had a follow-up procedure that June. He pulled out of the tournament after three victories in Grand Slam action at the French Open in late May.
The season’s last Grand Slam tournament, the U.S. Open starts on August 30 in New York. Nadal is dealing with a foot injury and Djokovic pulled out of tune-up tournaments saying that he needed to rest and recuperate following the Olympics where he failed to win a medal. Federer won 16 of his Grand Slam titles between 2003 and 2010 however it remained at or near the top of the sport into his late 30s. Federer’s spot in the U.S. Open main draw will go to Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands, the U.S. Tennis Association said.
Federer’s spot in the U.S. Open main draw will go to Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands, the U.S. Tennis Association said. American Mackie McDonald would be the next man to move into the field if there is another withdrawal.