Roger Federer pulls out of French Open, said – cannot put more pressure on the body
Roger Federer pulled out of the French Open on Sunday, nearly 12 hours after a hard-fought third-round win. Federer said in a statement that it is very important for him to watch his body.
Switzerland's Roger Federer, who is in search of his 21st Grand Slam title, has pulled out of the competition even after reaching the pre-quarterfinals of the French Open. The 39-year-old Federer defeated 59th-ranked German Dominic Kopfer 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 7-5 in a tight match. The 20-time Grand Slam winner defeated Kopfer in a match that lasted three hours and 39 minutes. Federer was now supposed to face ninth seed Matteo Berrettini in the pre-quarterfinals.
"After two knee surgeries and over a year of rehabilitation, it is important that I listen to my body and make sure I don't push myself too quickly on the road to recovery," Federer said in a statement. ' He said, 'After discussions with my team, I have decided that I will have to withdraw from Roland-Garro today.'
According to the BBC report, Federer had reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the 68th time, which is a record. He is followed by Novak Djokovic (54) of Serbia and 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal (50) of Spain. Federer had knee surgery twice last year.
He was playing only in his third tournament since the Australian Open 2020. Eight-time Wimbledon champion Federer is a 21-time Grand Slam winner and his favorite Grand Slam tournament Wimbledon starts on June 28.