Roger Federer To Miss Canadian, Cincinnati Masters Due To Knee, US Open In Doubt

by Staff | August 5th, 2021, 6:39 pm

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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3 Comments for Roger Federer To Miss Canadian, Cincinnati Masters Due To Knee, US Open In Doubt

Madmax Says:

Wow. Will have to read more about this, but I guess, these are the times. All the best to Fed.

Madmax Says:

We wish you the best Roger.
Get the third surgery done and get well. IF we are all lucky, we will see you again next year, when you will begin the rehab. This is not good news, but you are positive and that is the best way to be.

I am happy for that.

The world No 9 continued: “I decided to do it. I will be on crutches for many weeks and then out of the game for many months.

“It’s going to be difficult of course but at the same time, it’s the right thing to do because I want to be healthy.

“I want to be running around later and I want to give myself a glimmer of hope to return to the tour in some shape or form.

“I am realistic don’t get me wrong, I know how difficult it is at this age right now to do another surgery and try it.

Good luck to Roger and to all Fed fans!

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