17-19th Grand Slam champion Roger Federer announced that due to health reasons to quit 22nd race France Open tennis tournament. 20th after the draw, top seed in men’s singles Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer out of the race and was promoted to the fourth seed Rafael Nadal as well as the women’s defending champion Serena Williams on Switzerland regretted the absence of the King.
Federer in this year’s injury-plagued 34 years old, beginning of the Australia tennis open because of knee surgery and recuperation after a period of time, exit Rome open earlier this month because of back injuries.
Out of the French open, meaning Federer 65 consecutive Grand Slam record entries to an abrupt end, but Switzerland King said 100% back abruptly in no condition selected, in his view was “unnecessary risk”.
After the 20th French Open qualifying draw, Djokovic was asked in an interview on media day for Roger Federer out of the race, the 28-year old, the world’s number one Serbia player says, “cow” absence is definitely a big loss of Roland Garros.
“Roger (Federer), Grand Slam, which for us is not used. “Career Grand Slam only missing the French Open” the Musketeers Cup, “Djokovic said,” obviously he hurt this time not light, so it doesn’t play, I think he’s even a little might also insist on training. ”
Nine French Open champion Rafael Nadal also believes that Federer’s absence to fans and stewards, it is a great pity. He said: “Federer out of the race for me have changed a little, but I can understand how the fans feel, for the fans, the event organizer, the whole tennis world, this is a bad news. ”
Name has 21 Grand Slam title Serena said on a Grand Slam to see Roger Federer is a new situation for her, but she can understand why Federer’s decision.
“I think he’s over the years hardly missed a Grand Slam … … 65 times in a row? Oh, that’s too much, that’s amazing! “Williams said,” However, out of the race, said he considered more toward the future, considering the possibility of playing the Olympics and Wimbledon, the us open this year. ”
She added: “check table no Federer was too bad, he is such an iconic player. ”