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Federer is Forfeit for the quarter-final against Tsitsipas

It was a tough day for Roger Federer , the Thursday. Within eight hours, he had to first play against the Portuguese Joao Sousa and, later on, against the Croats Borna Coric. Both Matches he won, on Friday afternoon, the quarter final would be against the Greeks Stefanos Tsitispas, his conqueror at the Australian Open, stood. But Federer is pain felt in the leg, such as the official Twitter-channel of the ATP-tournament of Rome, announced that must give the Swiss Forfait.

It should therefore be the right leg of Federer that he has problems. The 37-Year-old told the tournament Directors by phone. On the ATP side of the Federer quote: "I am disappointed that I cannot compete. Rome was always one of my favorite cities and I hope that I can be next year." In his long career, it is only the fourth Time that needs to give Federer Forfait. The last time was in 2014 at the ATP Finals against Novak Djokovic is the case, prior to that, in 2012, in Doha, against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and 2008 in Paris-Bercy against James Blake.

On the boys Tsitsipas a Spaniard now. In the semi-final he will meet either Rafael Nadal or Fernando Verdasco. To participate in the second semi-final Novak Djokovic duel with Juan Martin Del Potro and Diego Schwartzman with Kei Nishikori.


Created: 17.05.2019, 13:52 PM

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