Tennis: Leg injury forces Federer out of Rome quarters
Written by MagaFirstNews on May 17, 2019
FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2019 Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates after winning his third round match against Croatia’s Borna Coric REUTERS/Matteo Ciambelli
May 17, 2019
(Reuters) – Roger Federer has pulled out of his Italian Open quarter-final clash against Stefanos Tsitsipas due to an injury in his right leg, organizers said on Friday.
The 37-year-old Swiss, who was making a return to the European clay court season after two years away, won back-to-back matches against Joao Sousa and Borna Coric to reach the quarter-finals on Thursday.
(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar)