Former No. 1 Roger Federer has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics tennis event, citing a setback during his recent Wimbledon quarterfinal run with a knee that was surgically repaired last year. 

In an announcement posted to Twitter, Federer said he had begun rehab with hopes of rejoining the ATP Tour “later this summer,” which would presumably include trying to play the U.S. Open.

“During the grasscourt season, I unfortunately experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games,” Federer wrote. “I am greatly disappointed, as it has been an honor and highlight of my career each time I have represented Switzerland.”

An Olympic gold medal in singles is the only major prize in tennis that Federer, who will

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