“During the grass season, I unfortunately experienced a setback in my knee and have decided not to participate in the Tokyo Olympics.”, has said Roger Federer in a statement that he just published on his social networks.
The worst omens have been confirmed and the Swiss tennis player finally will not be in tokyo. “I am sad. It was always an honor and one of the most important moments in my career when I had to represent Switzerland,” Federer said in the statement. Finally, his knee discomfort leaves him, like Rafa Nadal, without going to the Games.
In fact, many other tennis players in the ranking will not be in Tokyo. Dominic Thiem, Nick kyrgios or Denis ShapovalovThey will not travel to Japanese lands either.
With resignation, Federer says goodbye to what was his last chance to play the Olympics and is now focused on his rehab in hopes of making a comeback on the slopes later this summer. The eight-time Wimbledon champion wanted to end his statement by encouraging the Swiss delegation: “I wish you the best of luck and I will be cheering you on very hard from a distance.”
Your past holdings
Roger Federer made his first appearance in an Olympic Games in Sydney 2000, where he fought in the last match for the bronze medal, which was finally achieved by Frenchman Di Pasquale. In the Beijing Games 2008, where He was the standard bearer of Switzerland, achieved the gold medal in men’s doubles with his compatriot Stan Wawrinka. Already in London 2012, the Swiss achieved the silver after losing in the final against Andy Murray. In 2016, Federer was also unable to participate in the Rio games for a knee injury.
Bad luck with injuries has once again played a trick on the good old Roger, who will have to focus on his rehabilitation to return to delight us with his tennis as quickly as possible.