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Roger Federer to skip two tournaments due to knee surgery

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer underwent knee surgery on Wednesday and will be missing two tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai this month.

tennis Updated: Feb 03, 2016 16:36 IST
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Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during a news conference.(Reuters Photo)

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer underwent knee surgery on Wednesday and will be missing two tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai this month.

A statement on Federer’s official website says he had “successful arthroscopic knee surgery today (Wednesday) in Switzerland to repair a torn meniscus.”

The statement did not specify which knee is injured, though said it happened the day after his Australian Open semifinal loss against Novak Djokovic.

Federer says “my doctors have ensured me that the surgery was a success and with proper rehabilitation, I will be able to return to the Tour soon.”

His next scheduled tournament is in Indian Wells, California, starting March 7.

First Published: Feb 03, 2016 16:36 IST