‘Gutted’: Tennis world erupts over ‘devastating’ Roger Federer news

Roger Federer has made a heartbreaking new announcement on social media that has left the tennis world shattered, after revealing that he will undergo more knee surgery.



The 20-time grand slam champion has been struggling to battle back from multiple knee surgeries already, but admits the latest setback will keep him out of tennis for “many months”.



Federer’s sad revelation casts serious doubts on his future in the sport, with many fans convinced more than ever that the 40-year-old’s retirement is imminent.



The Swiss maestro has stopped short of suggesting that himself and seemed determined to fight back to full fitness and return to the courts, however it has ruled out any slim hopes he had of competing at the upcoming US Open.




“I will be on crutches for many weeks and out of the game for many months,” 20-time Grand Slam title winner Federer said in a video posted on his Instagram account.

The decision immediately rules him out of the US Open, where he has been champion five times and which starts in two weeks’ time


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