Roger Federer will miss the French Open 2020, year’s second Grand Slam tournament, after revealing he has undergone a surgery knee on Wednesday. This will be the fourth time in the last five years that Federer will be missing French Open. Also Read - Tennis: Novak Djokovic Joins Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer in Skipping Miami Open 2021, Says Need to Use This Time to Spend Time With Family

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, in a post on social media on Thursday, said his ‘ right knee has been bothering’  him for a little while forcing him to undergo  ‘arthroscopic surgery’ in Switzerland. Also Read - Roger Federer Withdraws From Dubai ATP After Suffering Stunning Defeat in Qatar Open Quarterfinals

” My right knee has been bothering me for a little while,” the post read. ” I hoped it would go away, but after examination, and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday.” Also Read - Qatar Open 2021: Roger Federer Registers Hard-Fought Win on Injury Return After 13 Months

He added, ” After the procedure the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery.”

Additionally, 38-year-old will also miss the events in Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota and Miami as well. ” I can’t wait to be back playing again soon, see you on the grass!” he said.

Federer participated in the French Open last year where he made the semi-finals which was his first appearance at the tournament since 2015. He played at the Australian Open in January where he reached the last-four before losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

Spaniard Rafael Nadal is the defending champion at Roland Garros and will target a record-extending 13th title in Paris and should he win, will draw level with the all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles currently held by Federer.