Roger Federer will not play the Australian Open and "would be extremely surprised" if he returns for Wimbledon, he told the Swiss newspaper Le Matin.
Federer spoke openly for the first time since undergoing knee surgery in August after withdrawing from the U.S. Open. It's the third right knee surgery for the 20-time Grand Slam winner who is currently tied for most Slam men's singles titles all-time with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Federer out for Australian Open, likely Wimbledon
Federer, 40, last played at the 2021 Wimbledon tournament in July when he lost in the quarterfinal to Hubert Hurkacz.