Federer pulls out of Tokyo Olympic

Sports Desk, Barta24.com
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Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympic Games due to a setback with his knee.

The 39-year-old made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon and says that he plans to return to the ATP Tour later in the year following rehabilitation work.

Federer won a silver in the singles at London 2012, and a gold in doubles with Stan Wawrinka back in 2008 however, after two knee operations during 2020, his body is not in the right place for another Olympic medal bid.

"Due to the grass-court season, I unfortunately experienced a setback with my knee and have accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games," Federer said on social media.

"I am greatly disappointed, as it has been an honour and highlight of my career each time I have represented Switzerland.

"I have already begun rehabilitation in the hopes of returning to the tour later this summer. I wish the entire Swiss team the best of luck and I will be rooting hard from afar. As always, Hopp Schwiz!"