Roger Federer has been eliminated from the Australian Open. A six-time Grand Slam champion, Swiss said he would not be able to compete in the competition. He is still trying to recover his best physical condition after operating his right knee twice earlier this year. The information was confirmed by Federer’s agent, Tony Goldsik, in an interview with the Associated Press news agency.
The 39-year-old Swissman last played an official match in early season Grand Slam in January before knee surgery. He later underwent a second operation.
Roger Federer against Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open – Photo: Hannah Peters / Getty Images
The start of the Australian Open has been delayed by three weeks due to the country’s strict border rules to prevent the spread of coronovirus. The competition is scheduled to begin on February 8.
Federer, who was training at his base in Dubai, said that he could benefit from the delay in starting the tournament. However, his agent said that the tennis players would not be able to return.
– Roger decided not to play the 2021 Australian Open. He has made considerable progress in recent months with his knee and fitness. However, after consulting his team, he decided that the best decision for him in the long run was to return to competitive tennis after the Australian Open.