Federer on the up after knee surgery

Roger Federer reportedly required knee surgery after tearing his meniscus while walking in the park with his daughters, with the Swiss maestro recovering well from the operation. 

The world number three underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Thursday to repair the injury, which occurred the day after his semi-final defeat to Novak Djokovic, and reportedly while taking some time off in a Melbourne park with his twin daughters, Myla and Charlene.

The 17-time grand slam champion took to Twitter on Thursday to assure his fans that all was well, and he did so through a host of emoticons.

Federer has withdrawn from the upcoming ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam which gets underway on February 8, as well as the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, which starts on February 22.

The 34-year-old has enjoyed a career relatively free of injuries, and has turned out in the main draw of every grand slam since he failed to qualify for the 1999 US Open. It is not expected that Federer’s knee injury will sideline him for the French Open in May.