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Roger Federer knee injury announcement, retirement

Roger Federer said on Monday morning (AEST) he will undergo further knee surgery and admitted he “will be out for many months”, a decision which casts more doubt on his future in the sport at the age of 40.

“I will be on crutches for many weeks and out of the game for many months,” 20-time Grand Slam title winner Federer said in a video posted on his Instagram account.

The decision immediately rules him out of the US Open, where he has been champion five times and which starts in two weeks.

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“I’ve been doing a lot of checks with the doctors on my knee … I hurt myself further during the grass-court season and it’s just not the way to go forward,” Federer added.

“They told me … to feel better I’ll need surgery. I…

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