Roger Federer will miss around four months of tennis including the French Open after undergoing knee surgery, but is optimistic of returning in time for Wimbledon.
Federer underwent anthroscopic surgery on his knee yesterday and revealed on social media that the operation was successful.
"My right knee has been bothering me for a little while," Federer wrote. "I hoped it would go away, but after an examination, and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday.
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"After the procedure, the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery. As a result, I will unfortunately have to miss Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open.
"I am grateful for everyone's support. I can't wait to be back playing again soon, see you on the grass!"