Roger Federer Undergoes Right Knee Surgery, Will Be Out Until Wimbledon
by Staff | February 20th, 2020, 10:35 am
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Roger Federer revealed that he has undergone surgery on his right knee, the Swiss said on social media.

Federer, who had his first knee surgery four years ago on his left knee. didn’t go into details but said he’ll be out until Wimbledon and will missing Indian Wells, Miami and the French Open.

“My right knee has been bothering me for a little while. I hoped it would go away, but after an examination, and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday. 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 was hampered by a groin injury the last week in Australia. It is unclear if that injury was related to the knee.

A year after undergoing his 2016 left knee surgery, Federer won both the Australian and Wimbledon, then added another Australian in 2018.

But Federer, who turns 39 in August, is four years older now the road to recovery not any easier.


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11 Comments for Roger Federer Undergoes Right Knee Surgery, Will Be Out Until Wimbledon

SG1 Says:

Probably not very serious. I suspect a meniscus tear.


SG1 Says:

Comes back fresh and ready for the grass at Halle. He’ll be more dangerous at the USO than in the previous few years.


chrisford1 Says:

Unfortunate news. Best wishes for a good recovery.


Andy Mira Says:

Get well soon Maestro!…Hope to c u back on grass season!


Alison Hodge Says:

Injuries suck get well soon RF ….


Daniel Says:

Arthroscopy evolved a lot this last few years, 4 months he will be ready to play competitive again. He’ll have the grass tune up to get in shape, maybe with a real chance in Wimbledon depending on the draw. Good he will have last year grass points to add.
He may keep the #4 rank for Wimbledon if Medvedev and Tisis under perform, but most likely he will get a #6 seed for Wimbledon, potentially facing Nadal or Djoko QF.


Dave Says:

@Daniel,

I’ve done the math and even with the Grass points added to Federer, Tsitsipas and Medvedev would both have to basically play like a challenger player to not be ahead of Federer before Wimbledon. It’s pretty much impossible that both of these players will do that. Plus Medvedev had such a bad start to last years season that he really doesn’t have much to defend. I think if I’m not mistaken didn’t Medvedev lose in the first round at the French Open last year?


Dave Says:

Also Daniel according to this article there is possibly a second surgery happening for Federer. This is the first I have heard of it. Here is the article.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/roger-federer-knee-injury-sparks-retirement-fears-for-the-38yearold-champion/news-story/6d7d0dced52b74578e79a164de11ad2c


Michael Says:

Roger has proven once again that he is a mortal human aferall. Blessed as he is, as the most gifted and enviable player on earth with an immaculate physique for Tennis which is never susceptible to wear and tear; sadly that narrative is being challenged with his physical problems that he has developed of late, which is age related. Trust that he will reprise the success story and reproduce the magic that he delivered in 2017 after he returned from an injury break.


Myracketsports Says:

Get well soon my hero


Kely Says:

Waiting for his current situation. Please inform me.

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