DUBAI: Roger Federer has withdrawn and will not defend his the title of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
The legend broke this news through his Twitter statement, which stated:
“My right knee has been bothering me for a little while, I hoped it would go away, but after an examination and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday.”
He elaborated that “After the procedure, doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and very confident of full recovery. As a result, I will, unfortunately, miss Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami, and French Open. I am grateful for everyone’s support. I cannot wait to be back playing again soon, see you on the grass.”