Adieu, Roger: Federer Pulls out of French Open After Round 3

With a grueling third-round victory, Federer decided some rest was in order.

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Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Germany's Dominik Koepfer in their third round match on day 7, of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Saturday, June 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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Roger Federer always viewed this French Open as a step in his comeback from a pair of knee operations, rather than somewhere he seriously could pursue a title. So after a grueling third-round victory, and with Wimbledon just weeks away, Federer decided some rest was in order. The 20-time Grand Slam champion withdrew from Roland Garros on Sunday, a day after he eked out a four-set win that lasted until nearly 1 a.m. — and…

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