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Roger Federer out of Australian Open and unlikely to be fit for Wimbledon 2022

The 20-time major winner is recovering from a series of knee operations.

Roger Federer says he is “extremely unlikely” to be fit for next year’s Wimbledon.
Roger Federer says he is “extremely unlikely” to be fit for next year’s Wimbledon.
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ROGER FEDERER HAS confirmed he will not feature in next year’s Australian Open – and says he would be “extremely surprised” if he plays at Wimbledon.

In an interview with Swiss publication Le Matin, the 40-year-old added that he does not anticipate returning to competition until next summer.

The 20-time grand slam winner is recovering from a series of knee operations.

Federer, who has not played since he lost his quarter-final match against Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon on July 7, said: “I will be able to resume running quietly in January and resume sessions on the court with complex support in March or April.

“Today, I therefore estimate my return to competition in the summer of 2022. I would be extremely surprised if I could play Wimbledon.”

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