New Delhi: The 20-time Grand Slam holder Roger Federer on Wednesday (June 10, 2020) stated he’s planning to take the required time to be 100% prepared after just lately having surgery on his proper knee.
Federer who final performed in the Australian Open semis in January towards Djokovic stated in a photograph assertion, “Just a few weeks in the past, having skilled a setback throughout my preliminary rehabilitation, I had to have a further fast arthroscopic process on my proper knee.”
The 38-year outdated added, “Now, very similar to I did main up to the 2017 season, I plan to take the required time to be 100% prepared to play at my highest stage.”
“I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season.”
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 10, 2020
Tennis has been one of many names on the sporting occasions record which have been canceled/postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak the world over.
The virus that was first detected in Wuhan (China) in late December 2019, was declared a ‘pandemic’ by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on March 11, 2020, after which the sporting occasions have been halted in order to comprise the unfold of the virus.
In tennis, Wimbledon, the oldest Grand Slam event, was canceled for the primary time since 1945. The subsequent version of the grass-court event will likely be from June 28 to July 11 in 2021.
The French Tennis Federation (FFT) additionally stated the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros would now happen from September 20 – October 4, 2020. It was scheduled to start from May 24.
The US Open organisers additionally just lately stated that they nonetheless hope to maintain the event as deliberate in New York slated for August 31.
Federer had additionally deliberate to characterize Switzerland on the Tokyo Olympics, which have additionally been deferred due to COVID-19 that has taken greater than Four lakh lives around the globe.
The Summer Olympics will now be staged from July 23 to August 8 in 2021.