On Sunday, Roger Federer took to social media to give the saddening news of his withdrawal from this year's US Open. The 20-time major champion will undergo his third knee surgery in the last eighteen months. Daniil Medvedev gave a very honest reaction to the news following his victory at the Masters 1000 in Toronto.

"Well, it's a pity for everybody. We love watching him play," Medvedev told press in Toronto.

It's important to note that Federer seemed to take all the right precautions, which even meant withdrawing from his Round of 16 match at this year's Roland Garros. The Swiss Star listened to his body but it just wasn't enough this time around as he left the court limping after falling to Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets at Wimbledon.

Medvedev made it clear he would love to see the 40-year-old tennis icon take the court again and wished him a speedy recovery.

"I know we are still competitors on the court, but the only thing I can wish him right now, because I saw it before the match is health, speedy recovery, and seeing him back on tour, yeah, because we never know what's going to happen next," Medvedev said.


Federer's age a growing concern on top of the injuries has sparked countless discussions on if he will in fact return to the ATP Tour.

Currently Federer holds the most major titles on the men's side along with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. This could perhaps change soon with both Nadal and Djokovic slated to vie for another Grand Slam title in New York later this month.

Meanwhile, the Russian is back at it again in Cincinnati as the event's No.1 seed. He picked up a clean 6-2, 6-2 opening win over American Mackenzie McDonald.