Few athletes can claim to be as appreciated as Roger Federer. The Swiss tennis player, in addition to having one of the most beautiful achievements in the history of his sport, has a very high popularity rating all over the world. While Roger Federer celebrated his 40th birthday a few days ago, his many fans know that the end of his career is approaching and that the native of Basel has already far exceeded the average age when tennis players end their careers. After an encouraging start to the year where Roger Federer made a round of 16 at Rolland Garros and a quarter at Wimbledon, the Swiss had to forfeit the Olympic Games, wanting to keep time to rest.
Already twice operated on the knee in recent seasons, Roger Federer was injured again at Wimbledon and has just announced in an Instagram video that he was going to have to go through the operation again: “I wanted to give you some news about what has happened to me since Wimbledon. As you can imagine I haven’t done much, I make a lot of visits to the doctor to have him check the condition of my knee. ‘said that in order for me to feel good in the medium and long term, I need to have the operation. I decided to do it. “.
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End of career approaching for Roger Federer?
Roger Federer will therefore not participate in the US Open, which will start on August 30, and may not play again this year: “I would be on crutches for several weeks and I would not be able to play tennis for several months. will be difficult but I know this is the best thing to do since I want to be healthy. I want to give myself a chance to return to the circuit in good shape. Make no mistake, I am realistic, I know what point it’s difficult at that age to have an operation and come back “. Roger Federer knows that he will have more and more physical problems and may spend more time injured than in good shape. While he seems determined to try a new return to the professional circuit, the end of his career is approaching and he could decide to announce it if he does not fully recover from this injury.
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