Federer Withdraws From Tokyo Olympics

Former Tennis No.1 Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics.

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Swiss Tennis Champion Roger Federer has confirmed his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics this month, citing a setback during the Wimbledon quarterfinal run with his knee.

The 2012 London Olympics Silver Medalist for Men's Singles and 2008 Beijing Olympics Gold Medalist for Men's Doubles says he has begun getting back to full health.

Federer's withdrawal comes after Spain's Rafael Nadal announced on June 17th that he would not play Wimbledon or the Olympics. 

In the ladies' division, Johanna Konta announced her withdrawal from the Olympics after testing positive for the Coronavirus. 

Konta announced that she would not be ready on time for the Olympics. She had reached the quarterfinals in the Rio 2016 Olympics, where she lost to German Angelique Kerber.