Roger Federer Not Participating in Tokyo 2020 Due to a Injury

Olympic Games Roger Federer confirmed that he will not participate due to a new injury

Eight days after announcing that he would participate in the Tokyo Olympics, Roger Federer backtracked and confirmed that he will not be there. Less than a month after his 40th birthday, the best tennis player in history already knows that the gold medal will be the only must in his majestic career.

“During the grass season, I, unfortunately, noticed a new setback in my knee and I had to accept that I have to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics. I am very disappointed because it was an honour and a highlight in my career every time I have represented Switzerland, ”he wrote.

“I have already started my rehab hoping to get back on tour this summer. I wish the Swiss team the best of luck and I will be supporting from afar, “added the 39-year-old Swiss in a statement released through his social networks.

The Basel tennis player, who made his debut at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where he met his wife, has a gold medal in Beijing 2008 in the doubles alongside Stan Wawrinka and silver in London 2012, when he lost the individual final against Scotsman Andy Murray.

The loss of Federer adds to that of Rafael Nadal (gold in Beijing 2008), while Novak Djokovic meditates on his participation at this time. The Serbian was eliminated in the first phase in Rio de Janeiro 2016 when he fell to Juan Martín del Potro, who won the silver after losing the final with Murray.

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