Federer indicated on Wednesday that his ideal scenario would be to continue playing beyond the Laver Cup, but ultimately injuries and knee surgeries have made his decision for him.
He said: “I mean, one, I’m not satisfied. I’m happy. I’m happy with the decision, because it’s the right one. I thought about it. I have had a lot of time to let it sit.
“I mean, it’s been a few months now, been rather stressful not having it leak out and was more worried about everybody around me who knew about it, who was getting asked every single day, How is Roger, how is Roger’s knee, and when is he coming back? They all very well knew what the situation was.
“I’m sorry for them that they had to go through this. So I think we are all relieved at this point it’s out.”