Swiss tennis player Roger Federer He has undergone an operation on his right knee that will force him to miss the entire clay season, including Roland Garros, second 'Grand Slam' of the season that will begin at the end of May.
"My right knee has been bothering me for a while. I expected the discomfort to disappear, but after an exam and discussing it with my team I decided to undergo arthroscopic surgery yesterday in Switzerland After the operation, doctors have confirmed that it was the right thing and they are very confident in a full recovery, "Federer explained in his social networks.
The Swiss confirmed that "unfortunately" his recovery will force him to miss the tournaments in Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogotá and Roland Garros. "I am very grateful for everyone's support. I'm looking forward to playing again as soon as possible, See you on the grass! "He said goodbye, thinking about his reappearance scheduled for the month of June.
Federer, 38, holds the record for 'Grand Slam' won with 20, only one more than Rafa Nadal, which will match his record if he returns to reign in Roland Garros, his 'big' favorite and has conquered 12 times.