You are here: Home » Sports » Sports News » News
IND vs AUS LIVE SCORE, 2nd Test Day 3: Umesh strikes, Burns falls cheaply
Cristiano Ronaldo wins 'Player of the Century' at Globe Soccer Awards
Business Standard

Roger Federer withdraws from Australian Open 2021 to allow knee recovery

Six-times champion and Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Australian Open 2021

Roger Federer | Australian Open | Tennis

ANI  Tennis 

Photo: Shutterstock
Roger Federer

Six-times champion and Swiss maestro has withdrawn from the 2021.

The World No. 5 last featured in January this year in the before undergoing knee surgery.

"In the end, Roger ran out of time to get himself ready for the rigours of a Grand Slam and he's very disappointed he won't be coming to Melbourne in 2021," said Tournament Director Craig Tiley in an official statement.

"The Australian Open has always held a special place in his heart -- remember it was Roger who first called the AO the 'happy slam'," he added.

The mega-event will take place at Melbourne Park from February 8-21 and will feature singles, doubles, and wheelchair competitions.

Defending champ Novak Djokovic and women's singles legend Serena Williams were among the entries named for the Australian Open on December 24.

Also in contention on the women's side are world No.2 Simona Halep (ROU), 2020 US Open champion [3] Naomi Osaka (JPN), defending champion [4] Sofia Kenin (USA), [5] Elina Svitolina (UKR), [6] Karolina Pliskova (CZE), [7] Bianca Andreescu (CAN), [8] Petra Kvitova (CZE), [9] Kiki Bertens (NED) and [10] Aryna Sabalenka (BLR).

While in men's event, Djokovic along with world No.2 Rafael Nadal (ESP), [3] Dominic Thiem (AUT), [4] Daniil Medvedev (RUS), [6] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE), [7] Alexander Zverev (GER), [8] Andrey Rublev (RUS), [9] Diego Schwartzman (ARG) and [10] Matteo Berrettini (ITA), make up an entertaining top-10 mix of Grand Slam champions

A total of 104 players receive direct entry into the men's and women's singles main draw and a further eight are awarded wildcards, while 16 places will be determined at the qualifying rounds from January 10-13 in Dubai and Doha respectively.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Subscribe to Business Standard Premium

Exclusive Stories, Curated Newsletters, 26 years of Archives, E-paper, and more!

Insightful news, sharp views, newsletters, e-paper, and more! Unlock incisive commentary only on Business Standard.

Download the Business Standard App for latest Business News and Market News .

First Published: Mon, December 28 2020. 08:18 IST