Tennis legend Roger Federer undergone a knee surgery on Thursday that will keep him out Indian Wells, Miami and French Open. Federer took posted a photo on Instagram and share the news with the world. "My right knee has been bothering me for a little while. I hoped it would go away, but after an examination, and a discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday. After the procedure, the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery," he wrote.
Federer will skip tournaments in Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota and Miami prior to the French Open, which starts on May 24.
Federer could potentially return to play at one of his favourite tournaments in Halle, Germany, on June 15. He has was won the grass-court tournament 10 times.
Wimbledon starts June 29.
Federer lost to Nadal in the semifinals at Roland Garros last year and then beat the Spaniard in the semifinals at Wimbledon. He then lost to Novak Djokovic in the final after holding two match points.
Federer struggled with his fitness at times during the recent Australian Open, and was clearly hampered when he lost to Djokovic in straight sets in the semifinals after making a strong start.
(With Inputs from AP)