Early Wednesday morning, Swiss tennis star and five-time US Open winner Roger Federer announced that he will miss the remainder of the 2020 season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery while rehabbing a knee injury. The 20 time Slam champion started his year off with the 2020 Australian Open. “The rules that they told us that we would have to respect to be there, to play at all, they are extreme,” Djokovic told Serbia’s Prva TV (h/t ESPN). This was just before he broke a million hearts when he announced that he would be undergoing knee surgery and that he would be missing the entire clay-court season. It would be interesting to see if Nadal participates in the French Open 2020, which is expected to take place in September, having been delayed this year due to COVID-19. This was the only professional event he played before he gave some bad news to the tennis world. Why Is Roger Federer Not Playing the 2020 US Open? Sensational bowling from New Zealand quick Lockie Ferguson in his first outing this Indian Premier League season helped Kolkata Knight Riders edge out ... Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards feels that Arsenal new signing Gabriel Magalhaes is under scrutiny after his move. He did not recover as expected and he had to undergo a second knee surgery. Become a member to response to your stories. The RCB captain revealed the viral ... Wales forward Bale sealed a sensational loan return to Spurs last month and is expected to form a potent three-man attack alongside Harry Kane and Son ... A report from today's paper edition of the Rome based newspaper Corriere dello Sport criticised the performance of Italian referee Maurizio Mariani in. Unfortunately, they also received some bad news – Roger Federer is not playing the event, and here’s why. This was great news for all tennis fans as the 2020 Wimbledon had already been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. He did very well and reached the semi-finals of the event. This was the only professional event he played before he gave some bad news to the tennis world. Unfortunately, this came along with some bad news – Roger Federer won’t be playing the event, and here’s why.… Rafael Nadal’s absence is surprising since the player earlier had committed to playing the traditional warmup tournament ahead of US Open 2020, which served as a hint to tennis fans that the Spanish ace will feature in the Grand Slam. He did very well and reached the semi-finals of the event. The good news is that the Swiss Maestro has made no indication that he is retiring. Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal means that out of the traditional ‘Big 3’, only Novak Djokovic will be appearing at the US Open 2020, making the World No.1 an outright favourite to win his 18th Grand Slam title. Tommy Paul vs Feliciano Lopez Antwerp Open, an ATP 250 hard court event kicks off on Monday with... Usman Khawaja Usman Khawaja is one of the most successful cricketers of Asian descent to have played... Will Roger Federer be playing US Open 2020? “We would not have access to Manhattan, we would have to sleep in hotels at the airport, to be tested twice or three times per week.”, “Also, we could bring one person to the club, which is really impossible. As of now the good news is that the legend has made no indication that he is retiring. Why Is Roger Federer Not Playing the 2020 US Open? However, after months of speculation, the resumption of tennis with US Open 2020 has thrilled everyone. We know that the reduced tennis calendar is barbaric this year after 4 months stopped with no play, I understand and thank for the efforts they are putting in to make it happen. The latest development meant that for the first time since Wimbledon 2004, two of the 'Big 3' will not feature in a main draw of the majors. Pro tennis’ schedule has already taken some sizable hits this year as Wimbledon was canceled for the first time since World War II and the French Open — normally running from late-May to early-June — was rescheduled to Sept. 20. All my respects to the USTA, the US Open organisers and the ATP for trying to put the event together for the players and the fans around the world through TV.