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End of 2016 season

26.07.2016 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Dear Fans,

 

I’m extremely disappointed to announce that I will not be able to represent Switzerland at the Olympic Games in Rio and that I will also miss the remainder of the season. Considering all options after consulting with my doctors and my team, I have made the very difficult decision to call an end to my 2016 season as I need more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier this year. 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. It is tough to miss the rest of the year. However, the silver lining is that this experience has made me realize how lucky I have been throughout my career with very few injuries. The love I have for tennis, the competition, tournaments and of course you, the fans remains intact. I am as motivated as ever and plan to put all my energy towards coming back strong, healthy and in shape to play attacking tennis in 2017.

 

Thanks for your continued support.

 

Roger

 
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07/26/2016 | 08:14 PM
Roger this is not the time for being negative but a time for reflection and being positive for the future. I know when you come back your resolve and fight will be even greater! You will always be my favourite player regardless of what happens. I look forward to your return and am sure it will be a positive one. My best to you, your family and your team!!! Hopefully disappointment will be replaced by joy.
07/26/2016 | 08:13 PM
M6 dearest, about a year ago I was sooooo happy for buying tickets for Olympic tennis!!!! Now, tell me, how could I go?????? Sooooo sad, you could have won more than one gold ... Now, the Olympics lost its shine!!!! Good bye Rio!!!!
07/26/2016 | 08:10 PM
Hallo Roger.

I can not believe you've brought this decision. I am so sad and disappointed that I have no words. Tennis has no meaning anymore. How can this game survive without you?! That means that some runner like Novak will win everything possible till the end of the season?! O, my God!!! Get well. I am so sad.
07/26/2016 | 08:08 PM
Its an excellent decision, I always thought the would call it a day by the end of 2018, so this means he has four slams, Two Wimbledons and Two US Opens to win his 18th, which with the latter quick fast changes in New York and the natural grass surface, this rehab period will enable him to come back...I still think he can win another slam before its over...
07/26/2016 | 08:04 PM
Roger, The entire sporting world will miss you this year..
07/26/2016 | 07:58 PM
Roger all tennis fans not just RF fans know that if you felt it at all possible you would be playing. Take care and enjoy your time away, and hopefully you will be back when fully fit and ready to once again enjoy tennis. You will be sadly missed x
07/26/2016 | 07:54 PM
Roger,we'll always love you.😽
07/26/2016 | 07:53 PM
So so sorry, Roger, and - by another side - so grateful for everything you gave us all these years, and grateful for your will to continue to grace us with your genius on court.

Get well soon, our boy! May God bless you, your family, everyone you love. Thank you again, Roger!
07/26/2016 | 07:52 PM
So sorry to hear this sad news, especially after watching your great play before and at Wimbledon. You are wise to listen to your Doctors. We will greatly miss your wonderful play for the remainder of this year, but best of luck for a complete recovery and rehabilitation. Your fans will continue to support you.

Mary
07/26/2016 | 07:52 PM
Dear Roger! A brave decision... We will support you in every way. Take a good rest and we'll hope to see you next year! XOXO Ellen
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