Roger Federer doesn’t want to push his body too far. Federer pulled out of the 2021 French Open on Sunday, citing the need to rest and rehab following two knee surgeries.
Federer, 39, made the announcement on Twitter, saying, “It’s important that I listen to my body and make sure I don’t push myself too quickly.”
Federer, ranked No. 8, was set to take on No. 9 Matteo Berrettini in the fourth round of the tournament. Berrettini will now advance to the quarterfinals on a walkover. He’ll take on the winner of Novak Djokovic and Lorenzo Musetti.
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