Roger Federer withdrawed from the Roland Garros 2021! The Swiss Maestro, after the incredible victory in four sets after almost four hours of play against Dominik Kopefer, has given up facing Matteo Berrettini in the fourth round: the Italian player therefore enters the quarter-finals of Roland Garros for the first time in his career .
For Berrettini, who had reached the semifinals at the US Open 2019, this is the second quarter-final in a Grand Slam. Federer had mentioned the possibility of withdrawing from the tournament yesterday at a press conference, when he said: "I have to think about which is the best choice in view of what lies ahead.
We'll see how I feel tomorrow. I didn't expect to win three games here honestly and I didn't know how much gas I still had in the tank when I found myself a set. even. Certainly it was a good fight."
Roger Federer and the retirement
Federer generally plays Roland Garros as an approach stage for the Wimbledon tournament which starts next June 28, with the Halle grass tournament in the middle in the week of June 14-20.
Given the upcoming 40 years it is now clear that the Swiss must deal with the rumors of retirement but Roger has repeatedly clarified that at the moment he does not think about it and that as happened to the champions of the past he has no obligation that his last match is remembered at all costs.
On this issue, the Swiss in a recent interview stated: "I have recently started training again, every time the shock on the body is always immense but after this long absence it was really difficult to enter training mode.
Retirement? I don't think it has to be perfect, I don't think I have to win something big. The important thing is that it will go as I say, I have to like it and that's what counts. People don't remember the last races of John McEnroe and Stefan Edberg, actually none are.
In the end they only remember that they were great tennis players and that they won Wimbledon and many other great tournaments." So Roger's last match in Paris could be that against Koepfer. After a battle lasting almost four hours, Roger Federer qualifies for the 4th round of the Roland Garros 2021 and he wins the match against the Italian number one Matteo Berrettini.
The Swiss is certainly not in his best version, in some ways he is really disappointing but even when he seemed on the verge of collapsing he reacts and wins an exciting victory with the result of 7-6 6-7 7-6 7-5, beating in a thrilling challenge Dominik Koepfer.