KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer’s return from knee surgery has been delayed by a stomach virus.READ MORE: Erika Verdecia's Confessed Murderer Eric Pierson Had Other Victims
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: 'Public Service Is In My DNA': Ousted Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo On His Firing & COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
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.
Federer was replaced in the draw by lucky loser Horacio Zeballos, who faced Juan Martin del Potro in the second round.MORE NEWS: Accused Hollywood Cop Killer Jason Banegas Transferred To Broward Jail
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