Digital Desk, Paris. 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has withdrawn from the tournament. He himself gave this information by posting on social media. Federer tweeted, “I decided to withdraw only after talking to my team. It is important to give rest to the body after 2 knee surgery. I don’t need to put too much pressure on myself during recovery. I am happy to win 3 matches in this tournament. There is nothing more joyful than getting back on the court. see u soon.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 6, 2021
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, pulled out of the event on Sunday even after reaching the pre-quarterfinals of the French Open. The 39-year-old Federer defeated 59th-ranked German Dominic Kopfer 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 7-5 in a tight match. Defeated Kopfer in a match that lasted three hours and 39 minutes. Federer was to face ninth seed Matteo Berrettini in the pre-quarterfinals.
According to the BBC report, Federer had reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the 68th time, which is a record. He is followed by Novak Djokovic (54) of Serbia and 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal (50) of Spain. Federer had knee surgery twice last year. And he was playing only his third tournament since the Australian Open 2020. 8-time Wimbledon champion Federer is a 21-time Grand Slam winner and his favorite Grand Slam tournament Wimbledon is to start on June 28 and Federer’s participation in it is not fixed.