Roger Federer Pulls Out of Rio Olympics, U.S. Open

Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer announced Tuesday that he will not participate in this year‘s Rio Olympics, U.S. Open, or ATP Finals in order to undergo extensive rehabilitation for his major knee surgery earlier this year. “I must give both my knee and body the proper time to fully recover. It is tough to miss the rest of the year,” he wrote on Facebook. “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.”