Roger Federer has enjoyed a longer twilight than anyone this side of Stephanie Meyer. But the 34-year-old tennis eminence will put his long gloaming on temporary hold as he rehabs a knee injury. That means no Roger Federer at the U.S. Open or the Olympics, as he announced he’ll miss the rest of 2016. But there’s good news too, both for Federer and for fans. Federer says the recent spate of injuries — knee and back — have given him a greater appreciation for how injury-free his career has been.
For fans there’s this: “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.” That’s right, Roger Federer intends for his long twilight to continue for “another few years.”