KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer’s return from knee surgery has been delayed by a stomach virus.READ MORE: Citizens Insurance Nears 600,000 Policies
Federer was scheduled to play Friday for the first time in nearly two months at the Miami Open, but he withdrew shortly before the match because of the illness, which he has been battling for several days.READ MORE: Florida Lawmakers Won't 'Mess With Bingo'
Federer has been sidelined since undergoing arthroscopic surgery Feb. 3 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. The 2005-06 Key Biscayne champion hasn’t played in the tournament since 2014.
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