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Another athlete drops out of the Rio Olympics

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Roger Federer at Wimbledon; Courtesy MGN Roger Federer at Wimbledon; Courtesy MGN

Roger Federer announced he's out for the rest of the season and that means he'll miss the Rio Olympics.

Federer said on Facebook that he's "extremely disappointed" that he won't be representing Switzerland in the Summer Games.

"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 rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier this year," Federer wrote. "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. It is tough to miss the rest of the year.

Federer reached the semifinals at Wimbledon earlier this month, falling to Milos Raonic in five sets and ending his run at a record eighth title at Wimbledon. It was the first time he had lost in the semifinals of that tournament. It appeared he tweaked his knee in an awkward fall late in the match.

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