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Federer (knee surgery) to miss French Open

Field Level Media
21 Feb 2020, 01:40 GMT+10

Roger Federer will miss the French Open as he recovers from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion indicated he plans to return to the court in time to pursue his ninth Wimbledon title in July.

"My right knee has been bothering me for a little while," the 38-year-old Swiss star posted on Twitter on Thursday. "I hoped it would go away, but after an examination, and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday (Wednesday).

"After the procedure, the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery. As a result, I will unfortunately have to miss Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open.

"I am grateful for everyone's support. I can't wait to be back playing soon, see you on the grass!"

Federer's only victory at Roland Garros came in 2009.

--Field Level Media

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