Roger Federer’s right knee still isn’t good enough for action. The Swiss has opted to withdraw from the upcoming Masters events in Canada and Cincinnati.
Federer, who turns 40 on Sunday, re-aggravated his right knee during his quarterfinal loss at Wimbledon last month to Hubert Hurkacz.
With no lead-up events on hard courts, Federer playing the US Open — perhaps a final US Open — is looking less and less likely.
The former No. 1 underwent two surgeries on his right knee last year. But in his return this year, has only been able to compete in five events going a respectable 9-4 with a fourth round at the French and quarters at Wimbledon.
The Canadian open also lost Alexander Zverev and Matteo Berrettini to withdrawal. Novak Djokovic also will not play but remains scheduled for Cincinnati.
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