Roger Federer out of Australian Open after knee surgical procedure


The beginning of the 2021 Australian Open has been delayed for 3 weeks till February eight because of the nation’s strict border guidelines to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus.

Six-times champion Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Australian Open as he continuesto work his approach again to health from two knee operations earlier this 12 months, his agent mentioned.

The 39-year-old Swiss final performed a aggressive match on the season-opening Grand Slam in January earlier than he needed to endure surgical procedure on his knee. He later required a second operation.

The beginning of the 2021 Australian Open has been delayed for 3 weeks till February eight because of the nation’s strict border guidelines to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus.

Federer, who had been coaching at his low season base in Dubai, had instructed organisers that the delayed begin to the match may gain advantage him.

Nevertheless, his agent Tony Godsick mentioned Federer was not quiter eady to return.

“Roger has determined to not play the 2021 Australian Open,” Godsick mentioned in an announcement. “He has made sturdy progress within the final couple of months together with his knee and his health. Nevertheless, after session together with his staff, he determined thatt he finest choice for him in the long term is to return to aggressive tennis after the Australian Open.”

Godsick added that he was trying to construct a taking part in calendar for Federer from late February.

Australian Open match director Craig Tiley mentioned they have been disenchanted to lose Federer for subsequent 12 months’s occasion.

“In the long run Roger ran out of time to get himself prepared for the rigours of a Grand Slam and he is very disenchanted he will not be coming to Melbourne in 2021,” Tiley mentioned in an announcement.

“We want him all the perfect as he prepares for his comeback later within the 12 months and sit up for seeing him in Melbourne in 2022.”

Federer has been an ever-present at Melbourne Park since his first look when he misplaced in qualifying in 1999.

He has made 15 journeys to the semi-finals and received the final of his six Melbourne titles in 2018.

Federer made the semis earlier this 12 months, shedding to eventual winner Novak Djokovic.

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