Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer confirmed that he was happy with the way his campaign at the French Open went. Federer, a former world No. 1, returned to the French Open for the first time since 2019 and made the round-of-16.
Federer, who is coming off two knee surgeries, won three matches at the French Open before he pulled out of the event due to precautionary reasons. Federer is now set to kick off his grass season next week in Halle. “I am very happy with how I performed at the French Open and how my body recovered afterwards.
That also takes some pressure off me here in Halle," Federer said during his interview in Halle.
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“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," Federer said shortly after beating Dominik Koepfer in the third round.
"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. 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”. Hours later, Federer officially announced his withdrawal from the French Open. "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," Federer, 39, said.
"After discussions with my team, I've decided I will need to pull out of Roland-Garros today," Federer said in a statement released by French Open organisers. "I am thrilled to have gotten three matches under my belt. There is no greater feeling than being back on court."