The Swiss tennis player Roger Federer (37) must be forced out of the tournament steps, that reports the Italian Open on Twitter. He hurt his right leg during the semi-final against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
With twenty Grand Slams under the arm put Federer after Wimbledon 2016 his career for an indefinite duration on pause. Tuesday 6 may, he returned for the first time in almost three years back for the Miami Open, which he won, but not without risk.
Rivals Rafael Nadal (32) and Novak Djokovic (31) had been warned for the Italian Open. But Federers participation in the Italian could be one of the prices you have paid in for a volatile preparation.
In tennis is the difference between a gravel and a lawn is not to be underestimated, and insufficient physical preparation on one or the other type can be a injury mean. One month active on the rust-red surface, and with only five matches behind them, played Federer so a dangerous game.
If the Swiss got a chance to make his second title to win at Rolland Garros (26 may), he should accelerate his rehabilitation.