(Paris) Roger Federer, who is trying to return to the top after a double operation on his right knee in 2020, announced on Sunday that he will miss playing his eighth final at the Roland Garros on Monday against Italian Matteo. Beretti, organizers said.
“After discussing with my team, I decided to withdraw from the Roland-Garros tournament today. [dimanche]. After two knee surgeries and more than a year of rehab, it is important that I listen to my body and I will not go too fast when I return to competition. I was happy to win all three games. There is no better feeling than returning to the pitch, ”the Swiss tournament organizer said in a statement from the French Tennis Federation (FFT).
From Saturday to Sunday night, Federer fought for 3 hours and 35 minutes behind closed doors to remove German Dominique Kofer, 59.E), 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (7/4) and 7-5.
“Sorry for the withdrawal of Roger Federer who had a great fight at the Roland-Garros tournament [samedi] In the evening. We all enjoyed his return to Paris, where he played three top level matches. We wish him all the best for the rest of the season, “said FFT in a press release.
“Too much risk?”
Former World No. 1, today 8E, After this match he indicated that he was not sure of playing round 16. If they beat Beretti, they could play Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in the quarter – finals or Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the semi – finals.
“I don’t know if I’m going to play,” he said. I have to decide whether or not to continue the game. Isn’t it too risky to continue shooting? [sur le genou]Isn’t this a good time to relax? “, He asked at a press conference, referring to the tournament in Haley, which starts on June 14 and starts its season on the grass.
The Swiss, who returned to competition in March after two right knee operations in 2020, have made Wimbledon their priority target, celebrating their 40th birthday in August.
“Every game, I have to re-evaluate the situation and see how I wake up the next morning and how my knee is doing. This may be more true after the match as of today. [samedi] , He clarified.
Federer won the third round, and his career at Roland Garros in general, the only Grand Slam tournament he won only once in 2009.