Roger Federer and Johanna Konta Withdraw From Olympics

Terrible news for tennis fans: living legend Roger Federer will not take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. During the grass court season, the 20-time Grand Slam champion has suffered a setback with his infamous knee injury.

“I am greatly disappointed as it has been an honor and highlight of my career each time I have represented Switzerland,” he said in a post on Twitter.

In this way, Federer sees the possibility of participating in what could have been his last Olympics slipping away.

The 39-year-old won doubles gold at Beijing 2008 and singles silver at London 2012 (after losing the final to Andy Murray). He also missed the Rio 2016 Olympics due to another knee injury.

The Swiss said he has already started his rehabilitation “in the hopes of returning to the tour later this summer”.

On the other hand, Johanna Konta will not be able to participate in the event either. The British tennis player has contracted Covid-19 after withdrawing from Wimbledon when a member of her staff (with whom she had close contact) tested positive.

With her heart broken, the 30-year-old confirmed that she has developed symptoms and has not been able to train for the past two and a half weeks, so she will not be ready to compete in Tokyo.