Federer Has Another Knee Surgery, Out for 2020 Season

Roger Federer announced on Twitter that he underwent a second procedure on his right knee.  Federer had arthroscopic knee surgery in February and has been recuperating. But his rehabilitation from the first surgery had been slow with setbacks.

Federer had surgery in 2016 and was out of action for the second half of the year. But came back strong in 2017 winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon. But he is much older now and the younger players are catching up to him.

Federer will be 39 when he returns in 2021.  Federer fans have to wonder how long Federer can play at the top level.  Repeated surgeries at his age are not welcome news to his fans.

The 2020 season is suspended at least until August.  There is an ongoing discussion about the US Open. Top players like Novak Djokovic have expressed reservations about playing at the US Open due to the restrictive measures announced by the USTA.

French Open has been rescheduled to be held in September this year. It’s unclear if the tournament will happen as scheduled given the uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Marion Bartoli And Yahya Boumediene Are Expecting A Baby

Marion Bartoli and her husband Yahya Boumediene announced that they are expecting a baby.  Bartoli won the 2013 Wimbledon singles championship.  She married Boumediene, a Belgian soccer player six years younger than her in late 2019.

On her Instagram account, Bartoli announced her pregnancy saying:

It is with an immense joy and a lot of emotion they we announce you the coming of our baby. We are soooooooo excited and thrilled to be parents and we can’t wait to be 3 in the Bartoli – Boumediene family

Bartoli retired from tennis not long after her 2013 Wimbledon triumph. In 2018, she briefly tried a return to tennis but due to injury struggles, she decided to retire again. 

In 2019, she tried her hand at coaching.  She coached French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, helping her reach two singles finals.

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