Rio - Roger Federer says he will miss the Rio Olympics and
the rest of the tennis season to protect his surgically repaired left knee.
Federer writes Tuesday on his Facebook page that he will
skip the Summer Games, where the tennis competition starts next week, and has
been advised by doctors to remain sidelined for the remainder of 2016.
Also read: Federer out for month after knee surgery
Federer says he needs "more extensive
rehabilitation" after arthroscopic knee surgery in February. That was the
first operation of Federer's lengthy and accomplished career.
The owner of a record 17 Grand Slams titles turns 35 on Aug.
8. He hasn't played since losing to Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon semifinals
early this month. Federer fell awkwardly during that match and said at the time
he wasn't sure how badly he might have been injured.For
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