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Federer to miss French Open

By The Assam Tribune

PARIS, Feb 20: Roger Federer has undergone surgery to resolve a longstanding knee problem and said on Thursday he would be out of action until after the French Open.

The 20-times Grand Slam winner revealed on his Facebook account that he underwent surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday and would miss a string of tournaments including the May 24-June 7 French Open.

�As a result, I will miss Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open,� he said.

The 38-year-old explained that he had intended to avoid surgery if possible but the knee problem refused to go away.

�My right knee has been bothering me for a little while,� said the world number three who reached the Roland Garros semifinals last year.

�I hoped it would go away, but after an examination and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday.�

�After the surgery the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery.

�I can�t wait to be back playing again soon, see you on grass!� � AFP

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Federer to miss French Open

PARIS, Feb 20: Roger Federer has undergone surgery to resolve a longstanding knee problem and said on Thursday he would be out of action until after the French Open.

The 20-times Grand Slam winner revealed on his Facebook account that he underwent surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday and would miss a string of tournaments including the May 24-June 7 French Open.

�As a result, I will miss Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open,� he said.

The 38-year-old explained that he had intended to avoid surgery if possible but the knee problem refused to go away.

�My right knee has been bothering me for a little while,� said the world number three who reached the Roland Garros semifinals last year.

�I hoped it would go away, but after an examination and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday.�

�After the surgery the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery.

�I can�t wait to be back playing again soon, see you on grass!� � AFP

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