All the Tennis fans are waiting for matches to resume on-court also they would be eager to see top tennis players playing when the tennis resume.
There is heartbreaking news for all Federer fans as he has made clear that he won’t play in 2020 due to surgery on his right knee.
Federer 38, had surgery on the knee in February shortly after reaching the semifinals of Australian Open and playing an exhibition match with Rafael Nadal in Cape Town, South Africa.
Federer said on the social media “A few weeks ago, having experienced a setback during my initial rehabilitation, I had to have an additional quick arthroscopic procedure,”.
He further added that “I will be missing my fans and the tour dearly, but I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season”.
Federer who will turn 39 this year said that the reason he has played for so many years is because of his evident bond or connection with his fans who have supported him in his thick and thin.
He still holds the record of winning the maximum Men’s singles title which is 20th singles grand slam titles followed by Rafael Nadal (19th) singles grand slam title.
Considering the outbreak of this pandemic COVID-19 the only two tournaments are likely to take place if the situation gets normal and they are United States Open and French Open.
Federer concluded by saying that “Now, much as I did leading up to the 2017 season, I plan to take the necessary time to be 100 percent ready to play at my highest level,”.
His dominance can be seen as he has just played six matches and only one tour event in 2020 holds the number 4 rank in Men’s singles category.
However, as far as 2020 is concerned Federer will not play and his record of 20 singles grand slam title can be challenged by his closed compatriot i.e Nadal and Djokovic.