After Denis Shapovalov, David Goffin, Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios previously announced that they will not participate in the Olympics, Roger Federer is now also forced to skip the Games. The Swiss has too much pain in the knee after Wimbledon.
Federer made the news public himself via Twitter. “After the grass season my knee is bothering me and I have accepted that I have to withdraw from the Olympics because of that,” he said. “I am very disappointed, because every time it has been an honor and a highlight in my career to represent Switzerland. I have already started my rehabilitation with the hope of getting back to the track as soon as possible. I wish the whole Swiss team the best of luck and I will support from a distance. As always: Go Switzerland.”
For Federer, the Tokyo Games had been his fourth Olympics. In 2012, he won silver in the singles in London. In 2008 he took gold in the doubles in Beijing. He also had to give up in 2016 due to a knee injury.
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