Swiss Roger hinted Federer To the possibility of his departure from the Roland Garros tournament after his difficult victory in the third round over Dominic Kipfer, revealing that his top priority is Wimbledon, before the organizers announced today, Sunday, the official withdrawal of the Swiss star from the tournament.
And the official account of the tournament published a tweet in which he said that the organizers announced the withdrawal of Federer from the fourth round, without giving reasons.
Federer had said before that, “I have to decide whether to continue or not. I wonder if I’m risking (the knee) or is it time to rest”, after his grueling victory over his German opponent with the results of the sets 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (3-7) and 7-6 (7-4) and (7-5) in a meeting that spanned over three hours and 35 minutes. He added, “I have to evaluate the situation after each match and see how my knee is the next day. Especially after such a long match.”
Federer played his sixth game this season since he underwent knee surgery in 2020 yesterday, and qualified to face Italian Fabio Bertini in the final price.