The least expected news came: Roger Federer, gets off Roland Garros. After beating the German in the third round, in a tough battle of 3 hours and 39 minutes Dominik Koepfer, the Swiss had made it clear that he had to wait until the next day to evaluate whether or not he would continue in the tournament. Now, what was a possibility is already a fact, his priority will be Wimbledon.
Roger began the tournament at a firm pace, erasing the Uzbek Denis Istomin in three sets, then he took over the giant Marin Cilic, and finally Koepfer, with whom he played three tie-breaks in four sets.
It was the turn to face the Italian Matteo berrettini, but the body told him enough. “I need to decide whether to continue playing or not,” Federer had declared after the match against Koepfer. Two months after his 40th birthday, the tennis star knows that his body is no longer what it used to be, and that recovery takes a little more time.
Berrettini will face in the quarterfinals with the winner of the duel between Novak Djokovic and Lorenzo Musetti.
– Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 6, 2021