The latest tennis news reveals that Roger Federer shared his saddest Rio Olympics 2016 tweet recently.
He’s turning 35 this year. At this point, a report suggested that this is his last Olympic Games representing his country. However, the world No. 3 Swiss legend has to pull out two weeks before the opening ceremony due to his knee injury.
“Wish I was there with you,” he captioned along with a short video clip of his happy team mates waving the Swiss flag.
The Swiss team immediately responded his tweet saying the same thing. “@rogerfederer Same wish over here #swissteam #Rio2016.”
Many of his fans expressed their sentiments with the champion. The majority said they wished they would’ve seen him playing on court.
In early 2016, he acquired his unexpected knee injury while playing with his twins. In our previous report, we cited he was simply preparing a bath when he suddenly heard a click sound.
Consequently, his left knee was severely swollen. Hence, Federer has to undergo an arthroscopic surgery to repair his cartilage.
With high hopes of his return, Tennis World USA confirmed his possible return in 2017. The source mentioned his full recovery along with his play on court again.
In addition to his promise he left before Olympic withdrawal was an aggressive come back in the next ATP Season. Based from the season’s calendar, he’d be around January next year.
He shared that his body required full rest especially a complete rehabilitation for his knee surgery. After the remaining months of the year, he could play again.
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