Swiss tennis star Roger Federer declared openly on Tuesday that he is pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics due to a setback on his earlier injured knee.
Federer made the declaration via a statement released on Twitter.
The statement reads: “During the grass-court season, I, unfortunately, experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games. I am greatly disappointed, as it has been an honour and highlight of my career each time I have represented Switzerland. I have already begun rehabilitation in the hopes of returning to the tour later this summer. I wish the entire Swiss team the best of luck and I will be rooting hard from afar. As always, Hopp Schwiz!”
Federer was earlier beaten in straight sets by 14th-ranked Hubert Hurkacz to end his Wimbledon run.