Roger Federer faces U.S Open after suffering knee injury.

Written by on August 6, 2021

Roger Federer has withdrawn from this month’s Toronto and Cincinnati Masters events with a knee injury putting his US Open participation in doubt.

The 39-year-old missed the Tokyo Olympics due to a setback to his knee after being knocked out of the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Federer, who Is a 20-time Grand Slam champion, had double knee surgery last year.

The Toronto Masters starts on 9 August, Cincinnati is a week later and the US Open begins on 30 August, in New York.

Federer, who turns 40 on Sunday, has only played 13 matches in 2021 after just six matches in the pandemic-hit 2020 season.

The Swiss won the last of his five US Opens in 2008 and his most recent major was the 2018 Australian Open.

Since then Novak Djokovic has claimed eight more majors and Rafael Nadal has picked up four. All three great rivals now stand level on 20 Grand Slams.

Credit: BBC

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