The 20-time Grand Slam winner and the world number four, Roger Federer, shall be missing the rest of the 2020 season following his announcement that he shall be going through a right knee surgery.

Federer underwent an initial ‘arthroscopic’ surgery in February, earlier this year but suffered a “setback” during his recovery. Hence, he shall be having a further knee surgery to be fully fit to play. He publicized the news via his official Twitter account in which he mentioned that he shall be looking forward to be back at the start of the 2021 season. He added that he wished to be 100% fit and at his highest level before starting to play again.

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Following this news, there are chances that his dreams of breaking the record of 109 titles by Jimmy Conors, be affected. He currently holds 103 titles and is quite close to overtake Conors.

The last match that he played was in the semi-finals of the Australian Open in January 2020 against the current world number one, Novak Djokovic.

Professional tennis will be back in the flow from 31st August with the US Open marking the resumption, but unfortunately in the absence of Federer. The French Open has been planned to commence from 20th September as well.