After winning the marathon against Koepfer, the Swiss admitted: “I have to decide whether to continue or not, I don’t know if it is risky to continue to strain the knee.” Today the decision, which will inevitably weigh the imminent start of the season on the grass. Should he play, an epic Monday is expected with Italy challenging the tennis legends: Berrettini-Federer, Sinner-Nadal and Musetti-Djokovic all live for Sky subscribers on channels 210 and 2011 (Eurosport-Eurosport2)
“I don’t know if I’ll play” in the round of 16 of Roland Garros against Matteo Berrettini. Roger Federer freezes expectations after qualifying by beating German Dominik Koepfer (7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5) after three and a half hours of battle.
“I didn’t think I would win 3 matches”
“I have to decide whether to continue playing or not. Is it too risky to keep pushing the knee? Is it a good time to rest?” Returning to competition in March after two operations on his right knee in 2020, Federer, who will celebrate his 40th birthday in August, has made Wimbledon (June 28-July 11) his priority target. “Every game I have to reevaluate the situation and see the next morning what state I wake up in and how my knee is. Honestly, I never expected to win three games in Paris. I’m happy to have won even though I wasn’t ready for it yet. an effort of three and a half hours “.
The background with Berrettini
Berrettini beats Kwon: blue trio in the second round
There are two, both dated 2019 and both in favor of the Swiss: in the second round of Wimbledon that year Federer eliminated the Italian leaving him only 5 games (6-1, 6-2, 6-2). In the ATP Finals in London another victory but much more fought (7-6, 6-3)