(CNN) Roger Federer has withdrawn from the 2021 Australian Open, the tournament announced on Monday. The 20-time major champion has not played in a tournament since reaching the semifinals at the 2020 Australian Open after getting arthroscopic surgery in his right knee.
Is Roger Federer still in Australia?
Tennis legend Roger Federer has announced he will not be taking part in the 2021 Australia Open as he recovers from a right knee injury.
Where is Roger Federer now?
The 39-year-old Federer is currently training in his usual offseason home of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The choice to delay his comeback came with input from coaches Severin Luthi and Ivan Ljubicic and fitness coach Pierre Paganini.
Is Roger Federer playing in the Australian Open 2020?
“Roger has decided not to play the 2021 Australian Open. … Federer hasn’t played a tournament match since late January at the 2020 Australian Open, where he was clearly injured while losing in straight sets to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.
Why isn’t Roger Federer playing in the Australian Open?
Federer missed this year’s Australian Open as he continued to recover from a knee injury; he hasn’t competed since losing in the semifinals of the 2020 Australian Open. … “It’s great to see Roger back,” Martina Navratilova said on TC Live.
Who has pulled out of the Australian Open?
Andy Murray Pulls Out of Australian Open, Says He is ‘Gutted’ Five-time Australian Open finalist Andy Murray withdrew from the year’s first Grand Slam tournament, saying Friday he could not figure out a workable quarantine that would allow him to compete amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Is Roger Federer playing in 2021?
Roger Federer has withdrawn from the 2021 Australian Open but continues preparing to return to action after two operations on his right knee and a tour absence that will have lasted longer than a year, his agent said.
How much does Roger Federer get paid?
Roger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time ever. Here’s how he earned $106 million last year. Roger Federer earned $106.3 million in pretax earnings over the last year, making him the highest-paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes.
Did Federer go to Nadal’s wedding?
Federer revealed that he did not receive an invitation to Rafa and Xisca’s wedding. However, he reportedly sent Rafa a congratulatory message. Roger was in his own hometown during Nadal’s wedding. He was preparing for the Swiss Indoors where he won his 10th championship in Basel.
Why is Federer not playing ATP finals?
The eight singles players are decided; Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Diego Schwartzman have qualified. Roger Federer, who also qualified, will not play due to injury.
Who will win Australian Open 2021?
It is the 109th edition of the Australian Open, the 53rd in the Open Era, and the first Grand Slam of the year.
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What did Djokovic say about Australian Open?
“If it’s any other tournament than a Grand Slam then I would retire, withdraw from the event, that’s for sure,” Djokovic said in an on-court TV interview Sunday following his 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 fourth-round victory. “When it warmed up it was fine. During the match it was kind of on and off.“