Roger Federer has decided to pull out of the French Open to rest. Federer will turn 40 on August 8 and is playing his first major since the 2020 Australian Open. He had to undergo two surgeries on his right knee soon after that tournament.
Paris. Roger Federer She decided to pull out of the French Open tennis grand slam on Sunday to give herself a chance to recover after a difficult third-round win in nearly three-and-a-half hours. In a statement issued by the French Tennis Federation, the 20-time Grand Slam champion said, “After two knee surgeries and over a year of rehabilitation, it is important that I look at my body’s needs and make sure I am ready for the recovery process.” During this, do not push myself too fast. He said, “I am happy that I played three matches. There is nothing better than being back on the court. Federer will turn 40 on August 8 and is playing his first major since the 2020 Australian Open. He had to undergo two surgeries on his right knee soon after that tournament.
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Federer, who won the 2009 French Open title, played only three matches this season before arriving in Paris for a clay court slam. Federer made it clear last month that he doesn’t see himself as ready to claim the French Open title this time, but instead is eyeing the grass-court major Wimbledon in which he has won the title a record eight times at the All England Club. Will start from 28th June. Federer defeated 59th-ranked Dominic Kofer 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 7-6(4), 7-5 in the third round. The match started on Saturday night and went on till one o’clock on Sunday. Eighth seed Federer was to face ninth seed Matteo Berrettini in a fourth-round match on Monday, the winner of which will face the winner of the quarterfinal between number one Novak Djokovic and unseeded Lorenzo Musetti. Tournament director Guy Forget said in a statement: “Roland Garros is disappointed with the departure of Roger Federer, who showed great spirit in the tournament last night. We were all happy to see Roger playing in Paris. We wish him all the best for the rest of the season.
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