Roger Federer withdraws from French Open, says he’s listening to his body


Roger Federer has withdrawn from the French Open saying he needs to listen to his body after having two knee surgeries last summer.

“After discussions with my team, I’ve decided I will need to pull out of Roland-Garros today,” Federer said in a statement. “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.”

The announcement comes a day after a four-set win over Dominik Koepfer, after which Federer said he’d have to see how his knee was feeling before deciding whether he could continue in the tournament.

Federer raised his total to a record 68 trips to the round of 16 at majors with the 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 7-5 win over Koepfer that ended at nearly 1 a.m.

Federer is tied with Rafael Nadal with a record 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles.



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