Monday, August 16, 2021 19:28 PM (GMT+7)
(Sports news, tennis news) After his 40th birthday, Roger Federer announced to fans very sad information about his health situation.
The legendary Swiss tennis player Roger Federer celebrated his 40th birthday on August 8, this is the age of few players still playing professionally. In the past few days, “Express train” has hinted about competing at the US Open 2021, but in the latest announcement on his personal page at dawn on August 16, Federer announced bad news.
Federer accepts surgery after a long time suffering from persistent injuries
Federer announced on Instagram, which has 8.6 million followers, as follows: “I have done a lot of knee exams with the doctors. They advised me to have surgery and I had no other choice. I will have to be on crutches for weeks and also be out of action for months.”
Having to go on crutches and taking many months off means that Federer cannot attend the US Open (taking place on August 30), besides the “Express train” may have to rest for the whole year and may not be able to attend the Australian Open 2022.
Federer expressed uncertainty about the future: “I want to see a ray of hope to help me get back in some way… This is a decision that has been considered by me, I know this is the right thing, I have to make it. because I want to become stronger.”
The purpose of Federer’s surgery is to return to the court, but no one is sure after recovering, whether Federer is still fit, or determined enough to continue pursuing his passion.
After 24 years of playing professionally, Federer has won 103 titles, including 20 Grand Slams, 6 ATP Finals, 28 Masters 1,000, 24 ATP 500 and 25 ATP 250.
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