|World 5th and 6th Australian Open Champion Roger Federer Withdrew from the 2021 Australian Open.|
A 39-year-old Swiss has been rehabilitating from two arthroscopic surgeries to his right knee. Federer had his first right knee surgery last February and then a second surgery on the same knee last June.
“In the end, Roger has run out of time to prepare for the rigors of the Grand Slam and is very disappointed not to come to Melbourne in 2021,” said Australian Open tournament director Craig Tylie.
This decision indicates that Federer has participated in the Australian Open 21 times in a row.
“The Australian Open has always been a special place in his mind. Remember that it was Roger who first called AO a’happy slam’,” Tyrie said.
“I wish him all the best as he prepares to make a comeback later this year. I look forward to seeing him in Melbourne in 2022.”
On the day Federer left the field, AO announced that he had awarded the former world’s number one Andy Murray a main draw wildcard. This will be Murray’s first appearance in Melbourne since 2019.
The 2021 Australian Open will take place from February 8th to 21st.
Editor’s Note • Roger Federer has never “retired” after the match began throughout his career. I forgot the insane number, but was it 400? Greg Shako @ATP knows. Therefore, pulling out RF speaks volume …
Some of our staff are lazy with “strange” knees. not fun. They feel 95%, then 99%, then they are taping again, avoiding stairs, and not carrying or lifting heavy objects. Roger We saw some exercises, and you look great. And FYIRe: Roger Federer Foundation did not create a calendar this year. Damn it. They had a Laver Cup.Africa and Mexico (LJ) match
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Roger Federer withdraws from 2021 Australian Open
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