Roger Federer Out for Rest of 2020 After Injury Setback

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Roger Federer will be out of competitive tennis until the start of the 2021 season because of a setback in his recovery from surgery on his right knee.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion on Wednesday posted a statement to Twitter to confirm he'll be out of action for the rest of 2020.

The Tennis great wrote on Twitter that following a setback in his initial rehabilitation from the February surgery, he "had to have an additional quick arthroscopic procedure on my right knee."

"Much like I did leading up the 2017 season, I plan to take the necessary time to be 100% ready to play at my highest level," Federer wrote in his post. "I will be missing my fans and the tour dearly but, I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season."

Federer's most recent Grand Slam title came in 2018 at the Australian Open. It would be nice to see Roger win one more before he hangs up the racket.

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