Federer inoperahan, matagal matetengga
MATAGAL-TAGAL mawawala sa tour si Roger Federer.
Kinumpirma ng Swiss star na nagpaopera siya sa kanang tuhod sa Switzerland at kakailanganin ng ilang buwang pahinga bago makabalik.
“My right knee has been bothering me for a little while,” pahayag ni Federer sa Twitter.
“I hoped it would go away, but after and examination, and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday. After the procedure, the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery.”
Mawawala raw ang 20 time Grand Slam champion sa ilang torneo, pinakamalaki rito ang clay sa Roland Garros pero inaasahan niyang makakabalik na sa grass tournament.
“As a result, I will unfortunately have to miss Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open,” aniya. “I am grateful for everyone’s support. I can’t wait to be back playing again soon, see you on the grass!”
Inoperahan na rin sa kaliwang tuhod ang 38-year-old noong February 2016, nalimitahan sa seven tournaments lang noong season na ‘yun. Nakarating sa Australian Open semifinals si Federer noong nakaraang buwan pero natalo kay Novak Djokovic. (VE)