Roger Federer has withdrawn from the 2021 Australian Open, the tournament announced on Monday.
Roger Federer withdraws from 2021 Australian Open
The 20-time major champion has not played in a tournament since reaching the semifinals at the 2020 Australian Open after getting arthroscopic surgery in his right knee.
“In the end Roger ran out of time to get himself ready for the rigours of a Grand Slam and he’s very disappointed he won’t be coming to Melbourne in 2021,” said Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley in a statement.
“We wish him all the best as he prepares for his comeback later in the year and look forward to seeing him in Melbourne in 2022.”