Roger Federer said he experienced a “setback” with his knee during the grass court season.© AFP


Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer on Tuesday announced that he won’t be playing in the Tokyo Olympics, which are set to begin on July 23. In a statement, he revealed that he suffered a setback with his knee. “During 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 wrote. “I am greatly disappointed, as it has been an honor and highlight of my career each time I have represented Switzerland,” he added.

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