Roger Federer’s injury update: The Swiss great admits he will most likely miss Wimbledon in 2022, but dismisses the idea of retiring.

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Roger Federer’s injury update: The Swiss legend admits he will most likely miss Wimbledon in 2022, but dismisses the idea of retiring.

The 20-time grand slam champion has ruled himself out of the Australian Open, saying he’d be’surprised’ if full recovery from summer knee surgery takes less than a year.

Despite the fact that the Wimbledon Championships are still more than seven months away, Roger Federer has revealed that he may not be fit for next year’s tournament.

After losing in straight sets to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of SW19 in 2021, the Swiss legend underwent knee surgery.

The surgery was intended to repair a meniscus in Federer’s right knee, but the surgeon also used the opportunity to treat some damaged cartilage, making the recovery process more difficult and requiring Federer to keep all weight off his right leg for a long time.

As a result, the 20-time grand slam champion has been out of the game for four months and expects to be out for at least a year.

“To be honest, I’d be surprised if I played Wimbledon [which begins on June 27, 2022], so Australia isn’t even on the table,” Federer said to Swiss newspaper 24 heures.

“And that comes as no surprise; we’ve known for a long time that an operation of this magnitude would necessitate a long break, so there’s nothing new here.”

“But I wanted to wait until the doctors’ first major check-up to talk about it – and it was very encouraging – so I’ve started a long process of rehabilitation into which I’m putting my whole heart… You have to be patient to give my knee time to recover to 100%,” she says.

Federer had been expected to retire in 2020, at the age of 39, after cramming his schedule with all four majors and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, where he will compete in the singles event for the first time.

In February 2020, however, he was injured, necessitating surgery during the tour’s pandemic-forced shutdown.

Federer had hoped to return to the court in 2020, but due to a setback in his recovery, he only competed in one tournament that year.

The latest surgery sparked widespread speculation that Federer’s retirement, and the world tour he had hoped to accompany it, had already occurred, but

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Roger Federer’s injury update: The Swiss legend admits he will most likely miss Wimbledon in 2022, but dismisses the idea of retiring.

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