Roger Federer Injury: Updates on Tennis Star's Knee and Return

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Roger Federer of Switzerland makes a backhand return to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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Tennis star Roger Federer has undergone knee surgery on a torn meniscus, and it's unclear if he will return to the court before the summer begins.

Continue for updates.

Federer to Return at Miami Open

Thursday, March 17

Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press passed along word of Federer's return to action.

Federer had previously hinted at participating in the tournament via Twitter:

Federer Adds Summer Tournament to Schedule

Monday, Feb. 29

As Federer continues to recover from knee surgery, Tennis Connected reported he will at least be ready to return by the summer, as it was revealed he will participate in the Rogers Cup. The Toronto-based tournament will be held from July 23 to July 31.

Federer Out of Indian Wells

Friday, Feb. 26

The BNP Paribas Open announced Federer will not be able to participate in the tournament, which begins March 7.

Federer Comments on Injury

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Federer Still a Top Player Despite Being Past His Prime

Federer is one of the greatest tennis players the game has ever seen, winning 88 singles titles and 17 major titles—the most of any man in the history of the game.

He's also one of the most popular players on tour due to his success. Without his presence in Rotterdam and Dubai, ratings and attendance could suffer.

At 34 years old, the years of top-level tennis looked like they might be starting to take a toll on his body earlier this year. At the Brisbane International, the tournament before the Australian Open, rumours swirled that Federer was playing with an injury, per the Courier-Mail's Paul Malone, Andrew Hamilton and Valkerie Baynes.

Federer still managed to play at Brisbane and in the Australian Open, and he's hardly missed a beat in 2016. He made it to the final of the former and the semifinals of the latter.