Roger Federer has decided to withdraw from Roland Garros. Although he played a great match against Kopefer yesterday, which was not easy for him, Federer decided that it was still best to withdraw due to the injury he had and the recovery that lasted after the operation.
Previously, the Swiss played a match with Cilic in which he also did not have an easy job, but he managed to win after 4 sets of the game with the result 3: 1. “After discussions with my team, I’ve decided I will need to pull out of Roland-Garros 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 three matches under my belt.
There is no greater feeling than being back on court”. Guy Forget, the tournament director is happy to be able to watch Federer in Paris, but it is certain that Federer will be missing in the continuation of the tournament, considering that he has perhaps the largest fan base in the world.
“We were all delighted to see Roger back in Paris, where he played three high-level matches. We wish him all the best for the rest of the season”.
Previously, Roger Federer was in doubt whether to continue the tournament since he is aware of his injuries but also his age and that his body cannot suffer the same stress.
“We go through these matches, you know, we analyze them highly and look on what’s next and will do the same tonight and tomorrow latest, because I need to decide if I keep on playing or not or is it not too much risk at this moment to keep on pushing or is this just a perfect way to just take a rest,” he said.
“Because I don’t have the week in between here and Halle, like normal, to see, like, what’s best now if you count back from Wimbledon and so forth." Federer was aware that such a decision could be made, but in the end, he decided that it was best to withdraw.
It’s just a lot going on, but having a match like this, knowing I could have probably played a fifth set but not knowing how I will wake up tomorrow is interesting, to say the least. Yeah, it’s definitely a different time right now for me”.