Roger Federer he will turn 40 as a family on August 8. He gave up the Tokyo Olympics, has also announced that it will be low in the Masters 1000 ATP de Toronto (August 9-15) and Cincinnati (August 15-22), opening the way for an early communication that he will not be able to compete in the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the season.
The Swiss has cited problems in his right knee, which he underwent twice during 2020, as an explanation for his absence in those tournaments. Already left Wimbledon worried, and not just about the defeat in the quarterfinals against the Pole Hubert Hurkacz, but especially for the discomfort suffered in a joint that does not stop complaining.
Federer reappeared in Doha after more than a year without competing, but has only played five events so far this season. Of Roland Garros He retired before facing the eighth against the Italian Matteo Berrettini to dose efforts, save risks, according to his own statements.
Champion of the US Open between 2004 and 2008, since then he has only added one more final, in 2015 and losing to Novak Djokovic, who will seek to complete the Grand Slam in the same calendar year. In New York, as of August 30.
Carreño and Zverev, also down in Toronto
The Spanish bronze medalist Pablo Carreño, the German Olympic champion Alexander Zverev, the Italian Matteo Berrettini and the Canadian Milos Raonic also got off Toronto on Thursday.