• Saturday, June 03, 2023

French Open 2021: Roger Federer Withdraws

user.jpg Quick Sports Source, 2021-06-06

Roger Federer withdrew from the french open 2021. To reach the last 16 after a four-set victory over Dominik Keopfer in a tie which finished at 12.45 on Sunday Morning.

Federer said, “I don’t know if I am going to play.” He is just 2 months away from turning 40 and also on Monday due to playing Italy's Matteo Berrettini fourth round is yet to play. 

He added “I have to decide whether or not to continue playing. Is it too risky to keep putting pressure on the knees? Is it a good time to rest?”

Roger Federer 20 times wins the Grand Slam title. He underwent two knee surgeries in 2020 and also 1-year of rehabilitation he decided to take a rest. He has played only his 3rd tournament since last year, Australia's Open. 

He always stated that Wimbledon is his priority this year. And on this upcoming June 28th, he will chase the ninth title at Wimbledon. He also has his schedule to play in the Halle beginning warm-up grass-court tournament on June 14, after the day when French Open ends. 

"It gives me great pleasure to be able to play 3hr 30min at a high level against a very good player. It shows that I'm on the right track." Roger added.

The Saturday's match spilled on Sunday, was played in Philippe Chatrier court which was empty due to a covid-19 curfew which was a government-imposed. 

"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 three matches under my belt. There is no greater feeling than being back on the court."