Roger Federer Out for the Rest of the Year Due to Injury Setback
(June 10, 2020) Twenty-time major winner Roger Federer announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he’s called it quits for the rest of the year due to a setback in his recovery from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in February.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 10, 2020
Federer had hoped to be back on the tour in time for Wimbledon.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the tennis tour has been suspended until the end on July. Wimbledon canceled the tournament for the first time since World War 2. The French Open moved their tournament to late September and the US Open has yet to decide if the tournament will take place. The US Open decision is set to come in mid-June.
Federer, who turns 39 in August, played only one tournament in 2020. He reached the semifinals of the Australian Open, where he lost to No. 1 Novak Djokovic.