Tennis Ace Roger Federer has announced that he would not be participating in the Rio Olympics anymore.
The sports star posted a status on his official Facebook page, announcing the move and also giving the reason for it.
Federer had undergone a knee surgery earlier this year and doctors have now suggested that he should take rest if he wants to get back in form for the 2017 season.
Roger Federer said he was extremely disappointed about not representing Switzerland at the Olympics and that it was tough to miss the rest of 2016 season.
Roger Federer’s Status post on Facebook:
I’m extremely disappointed to announce that I will not be able to represent Switzerland at the Olympic Games in Rio and that I will also miss the remainder of the season. Considering all options after consulting with my doctors and my team, I have made the very difficult decision to call an end to my 2016 season as I need more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier this year. The doctors advised that if I want to play on the ATP World Tour injury free for another few years, as I intend to do, I must give both my knee and body the proper time to fully recover. It is tough to miss the rest of the year. However, the silver lining is that this experience has made me realize how lucky I have been throughout my career with very few injuries. The love I have for tennis, the competition, tournaments and of course you, the fans remains intact. I am as motivated as ever and plan to put all my energy towards coming back strong, healthy and in shape to play attacking tennis in 2017.
Thanks for your continued support.