Fri, 10 Apr 2020

Cape Town - Tennis great Roger Federer has announced he has undergone knee surgery and will miss a host of tournaments in the coming months - including the French Open in May.

the 20-time Grand Slam champion wrote on his official Twitter account on Thursday.

Federer, 38, added that doctors were confident he would make a full recovery and he is eyeing a return to the ATP Tour during the grass season.

Federer's likely return to action is therefore at the grass event in Halle in June, an event he has won on 10 occasions.

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