PARIS — Roger Federer has withdrawn from the French Open to give himself a chance to recover after a long third-round match.
The tournament announced the 20-time Grand Slam champion’s withdrawal.
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Federer said in a statement that it is important for him to listen to his body as he returns to action after two operations on his right knee.
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The 39-year-old Federer was supposed to play against Matteo Berrettini in the fourth round on Monday.
Instead, Federer will turn his focus to the grass-court portion of the season.
Wimbledon begins June 28. He has won a men's-record eight titles there.