Federer Undergoes Knee Surgery
Former World No. 1 forced to sit out February play
Roger Federer has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery in Switzerland to repair a torn meniscus, his Team8 agent Tony Godsick has confirmed. Federer sustained the injury the day after his semi-final loss to Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
In a media release Federer said that he would be forced to withdraw from two upcoming ATP World Tour 500 events, the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis championships in Dubai.
“I am so disappointed to have to miss Rotterdam and Dubai as they are two of my favorite tournaments on the ATP World Tour," Federer said. "While this is an unfortunate setback, I feel grateful that up until now I have remained mostly healthy throughout my career. My doctors have ensured me that the surgery was a success and with proper rehabilitation, I will be able to return to the Tour soon.”