Roger Federer has revealed he will definitely miss the Australian Open next year. He also reported that he will be ‘extremely surprised’ if he appears at next year’s Wimbledon.
The 40-year-old Swiss maestro told media outlet ‘Le Matin’ in a recent interview that following a series of knee operations, he will not resume running before January and does not expect to get back on the court until March at the earliest.
“I need to be very patient and give my knee time to heal,” Federer said. “The next few months will be crucial.”
Federer’s coach Ivan Ljubicic said earlier this week that the 20-time Grand Slam champion is determined to keep on playing, but will not compete in tournaments unless he is 100 percent fit.