Roger Federer has been dominated out of the 2021 Australian Open by his long-time agent Tony Godsick.
The 39-year-old tennis legend is continuous to recuperate from two operations on his proper knee, however will now return to the tennis tour after the Australian Open, which begins in early February.
“Roger has determined to not play the 2021 Australian Open. He has made robust progress within the final couple of months together with his knee and his health. Nonetheless, after session together with his group, he determined that the perfect determination for him in the long term is to return to aggressive tennis after the Australian Open,” Godsick stated in an announcement to the Related Press.
“I’ll begin discussions this coming week for tournaments that start in late February after which begin to construct a schedule for the remainder of the yr,” Godsick stated.
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Federer missed a lot of the COVID-19-affected 2020 season after twice present process surgical procedure following the 2020 Australian Open, during which he misplaced a semi-final to Novak Djokovic.
Match director Craig Tiley stated in an announcement: “Ultimately Roger ran out of time to get himself prepared for the rigours of a Grand Slam and he’s very disenchanted he received’t be coming to Melbourne in 2021.
“The Australian Open has all the time held a particular place in his coronary heart – bear in mind it was Roger who first referred to as the AO the ‘joyful slam’.
“We want him all the perfect as he prepares for his comeback later within the yr and sit up for seeing him in Melbourne in 2022.”
Whereas six-time Australian Open champion Federer will miss the occasion, former world primary Andy Murray will proceed his outstanding comeback from a nightmare harm run when he takes part in the event.
Murray, now ranked 122nd on the earth, accepted a wildcard to compete on the match the place he’s a five-time runner-up.
Gamers should isolate for 14 days in lodge quarantine as soon as touching down in Melbourne for the occasion.