Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

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Tennis star Roger Federer (Image tweeted by @rogerfederer)
Tennis star Roger Federer (Image tweeted by @rogerfederer)

New Delhi : In a heartbreaking news for Roger Federer fans, the tennis superstar has withdrawn his name from the Tokyo Olympics due to injuries. 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer, who suffered a shock quarterfinal exit at Wimbledon 2021, reveals that he suffered pain in his knee during the ongoing grass-court season.

He is already taking the treatment and wishes to return on the field this summer.

The 39-year-old tennis player announced his decision to quit from Tokyo Olympics with a Twitter post.

He wrote: “During the grass-court season, I, unfortunately, experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games. I am greatly disappointed, as it has been an honor and highlight of my career each time I have represented Switzerland.

“I have already begun rehabilitation in the hopes of returning to the tour later this summer. I wish the entire Swiss team the best of luck and I will be rooting hard from afar. As always, Hopp Schwiz!”, Federer added.

Fellow stars Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Dominic Thiem have already said they will not take part in the Olympics while world number one Novak Djokovic has remarked he remains in two minds.