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Roger Federer to miss French Open, other events after knee surgery

Roger Federer will miss the French Open and no fewer than three other tournaments while he is sidelined for at least four months after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. It’s only the second operation for the 38-year-old Federer – the other was on his left knee in 2016 – and one that is certain to raise questions about his future in tennis.

Analysis: In men’s tennis, these three champions aren’t ready to go away

While so much attention in the sport has been focused recently on trying to figure out who will break up the dominance of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, it might just be more fun to contemplate – from now until the Australian Open in January, at least – how that trio’s competition for the most major championships will end up when they’ve all walked away from the game.

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic wins his fifth title in epic defeat of Roger Federer

It was more a canvas than a court. For nearly five hours Sunday, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, relentless rivals atop the tennis world, were pure artists, placing the ball with surgical precision, sliding acrobatically across the grass, somehow getting their rackets on dropshots that should have been out of reach. In the end, it was top-seeded Djokovic who emerged victorious by the narrowest of margins, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3), winning his fifth Wimbledon singles title in the first championship decided by final-set tiebreak – a rule put in place by the tournament in October.

Seeking 9th Wimbledon title, Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic in final

Roger Federer will be seeking his record ninth Wimbledon title when he faces defending champion Novak Djokovic in the final. Federer and Djokovic know each other very well. This will be their 48th match as professionals and record 16th at a Grand Slam tournament. Djokovic leads their series 25-22 overall, 9-6 at majors and 2-1 at Wimbledon. He is chasing his fifth trophy at the All England Club.

Roger Federer wins record 10th Halle Open title, 102nd overall

Roger Federer set another benchmark in his remarkable career by winning his 10th Halle Open title on Sunday. The Swiss great defeated David Goffin 7-6 (2), 6-1 to extend his record of wins at the grass-court tournament and claim his 10th at an individual event for the first time. Only Rafael Nadal had previously achieved the feat in the Open era.

‘In the mood’: Roger Federer seeks more clay matches in Rome

Roger Federer is 37 and has won 20 Grand Slam titles but he still gets excited about playing tennis. That’s why he added this week’s Italian Open to his schedule. Federer begins play Wednesday against either 37th-ranked Frances Tiafoe or 75th-ranked Joao Sousa.

Ashleigh Barty endures delays to reach Miami final, Roger Federer rolls

Ashleigh Barty is finally through to her first Miami Open final. The 12th-seeded Australian endured three rain delays – one before the match, two more during play – to beat 21st-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday night. Also Thursday, Roger Federer got past Kevin Anderson 6-0, 6-4 in the semifinals to earn a matchup against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov.

Roger Federer reaches quarters in Miami, Simona Halep eyes No. 1 ranking

Roger Federer is finally through to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open. The fourth-seeded Federer had little trouble defeating 13th-seeded Daniil Medvedev, earning the three-time Miami champion a spot in the quarters against sixth-seeded Kevin Anderson. Meanwhile, second-seeded Simona Halep won her quarterfinal match and is now one win away from the world’s No. 1 ranking.

Roger Federer on winning team after facing Serena Williams for first time

Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United States in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup.