Roger Federer is going to miss the U.S. Open and be sidelined for months because he needs a third operation on his right knee, a procedure he said will leave him with “a glimmer of hope” that he can return to competition.

Federer, 40, announced the news Sunday via a video message on Instagram.

Federer, who has 20 Grand Slam singles titles to share the men’s record with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, acknowledged there’s a chance his playing career could be over, but said he would rehab the knee with the goal of making another comeback.

NATIONAL BANK OPEN: Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev earned his third title of the year and 12th overall, beating 6-foot-11 American Reilly Opelka, 6-4, 6-3 in Toronto.

Camila Giorgi completed a stunning run in the women’s event in Montreal, beating Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-5 to win the title in her first WTA 1000 final.


Giorgi, who was unseeded and came in ranked 71st, used a strong service game to best No. 4 seed Pliskova. The Italian took out No. 9 seed Elise Mertens in the first round, No. 7 seed Petra Kvitova in the round of 16 and No. 15 seed Coco Gauff in the quarterfinals.


PGA: Kevin Kisner finally broke his playoff drought, making a short birdie putt on the second extra hole of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, to win a record-tying six-man playoff.

Kisner bested Adam Scott, Roger Sloan, Kevin Na, Si Woo Kim and Branden Grace after all made pars on the first extra hole. Scott missed a 4-footer for birdie, giving Kisner another chance to break through after previously being 0-5 in playoffs.

It was the fourth career PGA Tour win for the 37-year-old Kisner, and his first since the Match Play Championship in March 2019.

LPGA: Ryann O’Toole won for the first time in 228 starts on the LPGA Tour, closing with a bogey-free 8-under 64 in Fife, Scotland, for a three-shot victory in the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open.


O’Toole finished at 17-under 271. With the wind down and plentiful sunshine, Lydia Ko closed with a course-record 63 to tie Atthaya Thitikul (66) for second place.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Doug Barron birdied the final three holes for his third straight 6-under 64 and a two-stroke victory in the Shaw Charity Classic at Calgary, Alberta.

Steve Flesch was second at 16 under after a 65.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Calum Hill of Scotland closed with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory at the Cazoo Classic in Ash, England, earning his first European Tour title.

Hill finished at 16-under 272, one shot ahead of Alexander Levy of France.

U.S. AMATEUR: James Piot won four straight holes to start the back nine and went on to a 2-and-1 victory over Austin Greaser in the championship match in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.


Piot, a senior at Michigan State, closed out the win by going bunker-to-bunker on the reachable par-4 17th hole and saving par with a 20-foot putt. Greaser, a North Carolina junior who was 3 up at the turn, had an 8-foot birdie putt to extend the match, but it spun off the left lip.


ENGLAND: Son Heung-min netted a second-half winner as Tottenham opened the Premier League season with an impressive 1-0 home victory over defending champion Manchester City – the team that has spent the summer trying to buy Tottenham’s star striker – Harry Kane.

Tottenham’s new manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, left Kane out of his team altogether amid continued speculation about a pending move to City, but still ended up with a statement victory in his debut.

SPAIN: The post-Lionel Messi era began for Barcelona with fans chanting his name in the stands and players overcoming his absence on the field.

Barcelona’s first season without Messi in 17 years started with a 4-2 win at home against Real Sociedad, with many in the crowd of more than 20,000 at Camp Nou paying tribute to the Argentine star and protesting against the club for letting him go.


GERMANY: Gerd Muller, the Bayern Munich and former West Germany soccer great known as “Der Bomber” for his scoring prowess, has died. He was 75.

The Bavarian club announced his death, with club president Herbert Hainer saying it was “a sad, dark day for FC Bayern and all its fans.”

Muller scored 566 goals for Bayern between 1964 and 1979, helping the team to four German titles, four German Cup wins and three European Cup victories. He still holds the record for the most goals scored in the Bundesliga with 365, scored in 427 league games.


WNBA: Jonquel Jones had 19 points and 15 rebound to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 80-59 in Arlington, Texas.

Brionna Jones scored 16 points, DeWanna Bonner had 14 points and four steals and Jasmine Thomas added 12 points and four steals for Connecticut (15-6).


Arike Ogunbowale led the Wings (9-13) with 20 points. Dallas has lost four in a row and five of its last six.

• Kahleah Copper scored 19 points, Allie Quigley hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points and the Chicago Sky beat the visiting Seattle Storm in overtime, 87-85.

Diamond DeShields added 13 points and Candace Parker had 12 points, nine rebounds and two blocks for Chicago (11-10).

Jewell Loyd led Seattle (16-6) with a season-high 26 points but missed a potential tying layup as time expired.

• A’ja Wilson had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Chelsea Gray hit a step-back jumper with 4.6 seconds left to cap a comeback from a 21-point deficit and help the Las Vegas Aces beat the visiting Washington Mystics, 84-83.

Las Vegas (16-6) moved into a tie with the Seattle Storm atop the WNBA standings.

Tina Charles and Ariel Atkins scored 20 points apiece for the Mystics (8-11).

• Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 19 points, Diana Taurasi had 18 and the Phoenix Mercury won at home against the Atlanta Dream, 92-81.

Sophie Cunningham added 17 points for Phoenix (10-10). Brittney Griner had 14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocks, and Brianna Turner had 10 points and a season-high 17 rebounds.

Courtney Williams led Atlanta (6-14) with 30 points.

• Sylvia Fowles had 20 points, 11 rebounds and three steals, Napheesa Collier added 18 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks and the Minnesota Lynx beat the visiting New York Liberty, 88-78.

Kayla McBride scored 16 points for Minnesota (12-7).

Natasha Howard finished with a season-high 30 points for New York (10-11).

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