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Federer to miss Olympics, rest of season

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(AP) -- Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired left knee.

Federer wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday that he needs "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," Federer said.


2016 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 15,040
2 A. Murray 10,065
3 R. Federer 5,945
4 R. Nadal 5,290
5 S. Wawrinka 4,720
6 K. Nishikori 4,290
7 M. Raonic 4,285
8 T. Berdych 3,490
9 D. Thiem 3,105
10 J. Tsonga 2,995
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2016 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 8,300
2 A. Kerber 6,500
3 G. Muguruza 5,482
4 A. Radwanska 5,335
5 S. Halep 5,071
6 V. Williams 3,960
7 V. Azarenka 3,761
8 R. Vinci 3,525
9 C. Suarez Navarro 3,010
10 D. Cibulkova 2,956
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