The information that Roger Federer will bear a brand new knee surgical procedure left everybody speechless. Many have been predicting a forfeit of him on the US Open, however nobody may have imagined that the Swiss phenomenon would come below the knife for the third time within the final 12 months and a half.
The previous world no 1 has despatched a message of hope to his followers, however the probabilities of seeing him aggressive once more on the tour at the moment are slim. The 20-time Grand Slam champion was additionally compelled to surrender the Tokyo Olympics, which have been his principal objective of the season alongside Wimbledon.
The Swiss Maestro ought to have performed the double with countrywoman Belinda Bencic, creator of a splendid experience within the ladies’s singles. The present quantity 11 of the WTA rating received the gold medal on the finish of a memorable week, which can give her a particular place within the historical past of Swiss tennis.
Bencic thanks Roger Federer once more
Bencic and Federer had participated within the Hopman Cup from 2017 to 2019, lifting the trophy in two consecutive editions (2018 and 2019) because of the claims on Germany of Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber.
Throughout a press convention in Cincinnati, Bencic was requested to disclose which congratulatory message she had happy her most after her triumph in Japan. She stated: “I believe all of the compliments I obtained from my household and buddies have been thrilling.
I heard an important individuals in my life proper after the ultimate ended. I used to be additionally tremendous comfortable after I learn Roger Federer’s messages, he was over the moon about my win in Tokyo. He was very candy, it appeared that he was there with me.”
Belinda can be one of many favorites on the subsequent US Open. Federer, for his half, won’t be able to participate within the final Slam of the season, which noticed him impose himself 5 instances (his final success, nonetheless, dates again to 2008).
The Maestro has not significantly shone in New York in latest editions, aside from the ultimate reached in 2015 (misplaced to Novak Djokovic).