Roger Federer Australian Open

Roger Federer announces injury setback and major schedule update

Roger Federer will play no more competitive tennis in 2020 after suffering a recurrence of an old knee injury which has forced him into more surgery and a major change in his tournament schedule 


Roger Federer has had to put back his plans to return to tournament tennis until 2021 because of the need to undergo more surgery on a troublesome right knee.

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Speaking on social media Federer said, “I had to have an arthroscopic procedure on my right knee. I plan to take the necessary time to be 100% ready to play at my highest level. I look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of 2021.”

Federer is chasing more Grand Slam titles to keep him ahead of Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic. With the potential for two more Grand Slam events in 2020 at the US Open and the French Open, Federer could start the 2021 season no longer the leading player in terms of Grand Slam singles titles.

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