Sad news here as Federer has just announced on Facebook that his 2016 season is over. Somewhat unexpected that the remainder of 2016 is on ice but I had a funny feeling about that fall in the Wimbledon semi finals. Whilst he hasn't gone into details it looks as though he's done some more damage to the knee and you can see his statement below:
I’m extremely disappointed to announce that I will not be able to represent Switzerland at the Olympic Games in Rio and that I will also miss the remainder of the season. Considering all options after consulting with my doctors and my team, I have made the very difficult decision to call an end to my 2016 season as I need more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier this year. The doctors advised that if I want to play on the ATP World Tour injury free for another few years, as I intend to do, I must give both my knee and body the proper time to fully recover. It is tough to miss the rest of the year. 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.
Thanks for your continued support.
Whatever happens it looks like it's going to be a very tough road back to get playing at a decent level again. We'll likely hear more details in the not too distant future whether it's minuscus related or something else. It's obviously a serious injury but hopefully not a career ender 🙁
Let me know your thoughts in the comments.