After a long match yesterday and three solid wins, Roger Federer has pulled out of the French Open, he announced moments ago on social media.
Federer was frank about at the start about playing French just to get match play in. And he did just that this week. Plus, with the shorter turnaround between the clay and grass, which Federer is slated to begin on Monday, Federer won’t contest his fourth round against Matteo Berrettini on Monday.
In a statement Federer said, “After discussions with my team, we’ve decided to pull out of the French Open today. After two knee surgeries and over a year of rehabilitation it’s important that I listen to my body and make sure I don’t push myself too quickly on my road to recovery. I am thrilled to have gotten 3 matches under my belt. There is no greater feeling than being back on court.”
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 6, 2021
Federer, who has never retired in a match, gives his first walkover ever during a Grand Slam.
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