The Roland Garros Tennis Grand Championship website announced that the veteran Swiss Roger Federer, has informed the organizing committee of the tournament that he withdrew from the fourth round and did not play the next match.
“After discussions with my team, I’ve decided I will need to pull out of the French Open 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 3 matches under my belt. There is no greater feeling than being back on court”, said Federer.
Tournament Director, Guy Forget said: “The Roland-Garros tournament is sorry about the withdrawal of Roger Federer, who put up an incredible fight last night. 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.”
Swiss Federer managed to cross into the fourth round of the championship in a difficult test against Dominic Kupfer 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 7-5.