Guest of RMC this Sunday, the director of the Roland-Garros tournament, Guy Forget, explained the reasons for the retirement of Roger Federer. It includes the withdrawal of Switzerland.
It takes more to upset Guy Forget. Guest of the RMC Sport Show this Sunday, the director of the Roland-Garros tournament explained that he did not resent Roger Federer at all, who decided to withdraw even before the round of 16. “He hasn’t played a lot in the last 16 months. He had a very short preparation there, and despite everything he came. Obviously, he was not yet prepared to play a series of games at this level. He was telling me earlier that it is when he gets up in the morning that he sees how he feels. He has small discomforts, inflammatory pains. Soon to be forty years old and with so little preparation, he has when even made three games. You know, we would have liked to have French players in the eighth, he was still there “, reacted Forget on the antenna of RMC.
“We can’t blame him”
It is more as a preventive measure that Federer has chosen to throw in the towel, a few hours after a fight of more than three hours to leave the German Dominik Koepfer, in the night from Saturday to Sunday. “After talking to my team, I decided that I should withdraw from the Roland Garros tournament. After two knee operations and over a year of rehabilitation, it is important that I listen to my body and that I do not go too quickly in the return to competition “, justified the Swiss. At the end of his match in the third round, the former world number one, now eighth, had hinted that he was not sure to play his eighth against Matteo Berrettini on Monday. Very cautious, he did not want to push too hard before Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics this summer, his two main goals of the season.
“I saw Roger this morning (Sunday), we chatted together. He was pretty happy with his journey but sorry for his many fans here. He is sorry to leave the tournament, but we can’t blame him. you have to take advantage of it every time you see it on a court, it won’t last for years, “Forget said on RMC. If successful against Berrettini, Federer would have faced in the quarterfinals the winner of the duel between Novak Djokovic and the Italian prodigy Lorenzo Musetti (19).
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