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Roger Federer to Miss Olympics, US Open to Rehab Knee

Tennis great Roger Federer announced on his Facebook page that he will miss the remainder of the 2016 season in order to rehab his injured knee.

The injury will force the 17-time grand slam tournament winner to miss the Olympics in Rio, as well as the U.S. Open in New York starting next month.

“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,” Federer said. 

Despite the injury, Federer still managed to reach the semifinals of Wimbledon earlier this month, but fell to Canadian Milos Raonic in a five-set thriller.

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