Roger Federer has made a heartbreaking new announcement on social media that has left the tennis world shattered, after revealing that he will undergo more knee surgery.
The 20-time grand slam champion has been struggling to battle back from multiple knee surgeries already, but admits the latest setback will keep him out of tennis for “many months”.
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Federer’s sad revelation casts serious doubts on his future in the sport, with many fans convinced more than ever that the 40-year-old’s retirement is imminent.
The Swiss maestro has stopped short of suggesting that himself and seemed determined to fight back to full fitness and return to the courts, however it has ruled out any slim hopes he had of competing at the upcoming US Open.
“I will be on crutches for many weeks and out of the game for many months,” 20-time Grand Slam title winner Federer said in a video posted on his Instagram account.
The decision immediately rules him out of the US Open, where he has been champion five times and which starts in two weeks’ time.
Pictured here, Roger Federer leaving the court after his loss to Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
Roger Federer leaves centre court after his loss to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter finals at Wimbledon in 2021. Pic: Getty
“I want to give myself a glimmer of hope to return to the tour in some shape or form,” added Federer.
“I am realistic, don’t get me wrong. I know how difficult it is at my age to go through another surgery. I will try it. I want to be healthy, I want to be running around.”
Federer, who has played just 13 matches in 2021, underwent two knee surgeries in 2020 when he played only six times.
He had already pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics to rest his knee.
The latest setback left his legion of fans gutted on social media, with many fearing the worst for the 40-year-old.
Big tennis news: 40 years old Roger Federer will have another knee surgery and stop for many months. Wanna give himself a chance to return in a decent shape. pic.twitter.com/KD8eVv6JzA
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) August 15, 2021
So this Federer news is pretty much the tin hat on a shitty week 😥
It’ll be devastating if he’s unable to end his career on his own terms
— Jon Phillips (@JonPhil81081632) August 15, 2021
This is a sign to retire. I’m more easily convinced of when to give it up, or just switch paths like mentoring. We’ll see what happens.
— stephen futado (@sfutado) August 15, 2021
Gutted. I’m not sure we’ll ever see Federer return to the court. https://t.co/lmwzdy4FTA
— DanRodenby (@DRodenbyTennis) August 15, 2021
BREAKING: Roger Federer just announced he will have knee surgery and will be out “many months.” Says, “I want to give myself a glimmer of hope to return to the tour in some shape or form.”
No US Open, and no definitive word on whether or not he’ll play Australia in January.
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) August 15, 2021
May well be that that’s it for Roger Federer.
He can and should take as long as he wants to seek a solution, and decide.
But at this stage, mainly hope he can get his knee back to a state in which he can enjoy life, and perhaps a farewell exhibition tour. He’s done it all.
— David Law (@DavidLawTennis) August 15, 2021
If you asked me 10 years ago which athlete’s career would be ended by injuries, Roger Federer’s probably the last person I would think of and yet, here we are.
— Siddhant (@Siddhantguru) August 15, 2021
Federer withdrew from this year’s French Open after reaching the fourth round and was knocked out in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, a tame 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 loss to Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz.
CONTROVERSY. Naomi Osaka’s boyfriend Cordae brags his relationship with the world no.2
Naomi Osaka has been dating her boyfriend Cordae for more than 2 years often sparking some controversy. Cordae is an up-and-coming American rapper that loves sending strong messages. Last year, on the occasion of the US Open, he was wildly criticized for showing the middle finger when taking some pictures with Naomi Osaka after she won the trophy. That looked extremely inappropriate also because he was stealing the scene of his girlfriend with that questionable gesture.
Cordae has just launched a song, “More Life”, boasting his relationship with Naomi using the following (strong) words: “My girl a tennis star, you niggas out here marrying hoes.”
According to the comments, many people didn’t really like this.
Cordae and Naomi Osaka are a power couple pic.twitter.com/o8PIpGLpfa
— brown (@BrownRapFan) April 22, 2021
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ABC gave more details on Maria Francisca Perello, Rafael Nadal’s longtime girlfriend and future wife. Maria studied Administration and Direction of companies in the Balearic Islands University. She did not make people notice she was Nadal’s girlfriend.
Then she started working in the department of Communication in Palma de Mallorca. Then she worked in London for Mapfre, which is connected to Nadal. She is currently the director of social integration of the Rafa Nadal Foundation which is based in Barcelona and ran by Nadal’s mother Ana Maria Parera.
In 2013 the couple bought a €4 million worth chalet where they live. Maria understands the sacrifices that her future husband does to keep competing at the highest level. They started dating each other in 2005. She rarely speaks about their relationship.
In 2011, she told John Carlin, writer of Rafa: My Story book, explaining why Nadal often goes to the tournaments being alone: “Travelling around the world would not be good for me and him either. If I followed him everywhere, I think we could stop getting well each other.”
A close source to the couple told ABC: “She gave him his room to relax and not feel tense. When one like Nadal goes through so much pressure he needs to be calm.” In an interview to TODAY Serena Williams was asked her thoughts on her sister Venus as an auntie.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner praised what she considers her best friend. “She’s great. None of us grew up! We’re all just a bunch of kids having fun”, said Serena who became mother of a daughter called Olympia in September 2017.
I feel like things should have changed more,” said Serena, who added: “I feel like the older (Olympia) gets, the more I go back to being how I was. I don’t know if that’s normal, but that (pre-baby life) started coming back for me.”
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Naomi Osaka boyfriend: Osaka’s boyfriend – Cordae – was unaware of her tennis fame until after they started dating in 2019 and attended the US Open.
In a few years, Naomi Osaka has made herself at home in everyone’s hearts. She has bagged four Grand Slam titles and is without a doubt one of the best tennis players in the world. Her boyfriend, however, remained unaware of her being a tennis star until after he started dating her.
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As of now, the 23-year-old tennis star is dating Cordae Amari Dunston – mostly known as Cordae. While Naomi Osaka Cordae have been dating for quite some time now, Cordae was not really aware of Osaka’s tennis fame. “It’s not my sport,” the Grammy-nominated artist said during an interview. “If you asked me about tennis, before being immersed in it because of Naomi, I could only give you Venus and Serena Williams, you know? Because they’re just a part of the culture.”
Later, the rapper even admitted that he felt out of place during the 2019 US Open. “I don’t know if I ever told Naomi this or not, but I felt really out of place. Like, that was my first time being in an environment like that in my entire life,” he said while talking to GQ. He added that it was his first tennis match, and he went to schools where the majority of the kids were Black. As a result, it was “weird” for him to be in that space.
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Cordae, a rapper, moved to LA after college for his career. He released mixtapes as a teenager, going by the name of “Entendre”. He worked on raps as a hobby till 2018, slowly gaining interest later. He was a TBN collective member and was “YBN Cordae” while with them. Last year, he was nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammys.
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The couple, per reports, met in 2019. They dated in secret for around a year, before going for a date at a LA Clippers game. “I just remember seeing that there were so many people who wanted to take a picture with him,” Osaka said about their first date. ” And I just thought it was really cool how friendly and welcoming he was with everyone”.
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Osaka also revealed that she has been on tour with Cordae, which was like a fun adventure for her. Since then, Osaka has been introduced to a lot of older music by Cordae, which she said was interesting about him, “He knows the whole catalogue of everyone,” she said. “I feel like the knowledge that he has about his craft and his passion is so much more vast than mine”.
It’s Naomi Osaka walking infront of her billboards while wearing Cordae’s record label @hilevel merch for me!! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/qkgXior7oN
— UnapologeticAyesha (@AyeshaAlerts) May 21, 2021
Cordae also spoke about them keeping their relationship private, and how they rarely post intimate moment which they consider sacred. “A relationship is really a sacred thing. Once you let outside influences get into it, it becomes less sacred”.