Tennis star Roger Federer’s season came to an unexpected close when he announced on Facebook on Tuesday that he would miss the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the rest of the year.
Federer said he was shutting himself down for the rest of 2016 on the advice of his doctors in order to extend his career. That means he will miss the season’s final Grand Slam event, the U.S. Open, in New York.
Federer, the 17-time Grand Slam singles champion, will turn 35 on Aug. 8.
“Considering all options after consulting with my doctors and my team, I have made the very difficult decision to call an end to my 2016 season as I need more extensive...