P Just on the day that the circuit must decide when the official competition returns, Roger Federer has announced that he cancels the entire season for the knee that was operated on February 18 .
The Swiss tennis player, who turned 39 on August 8, was not recovering well from the arthroscopy in his right knee that was performed at the conclusion of the last Australian Open.
In fact, the alarm signals had been lit by Federer himself in an Instagram address with Rafael Nadal in which he recognized that after the sixth week of recovery he had suffered a setback. Similarly, his coach Severin Luthi had confirmed to his country's television that everything was going much slower than expected.
Roger, who has just been named as the highest-earning athlete according to Forbes magazine, addressed fans through a statement: "I will take whatever time necessary to return to 100 per cent and the highest level. I will miss the followers. I hope to return them all at the beginning of the 2021 calendar. "
The big 20 champion was scheduled to return to the courts on June 15 at the Halle Open 500 in preparation for Wimbledon, before the pandemic suspended all tennis from Indian Wells until August.