Roger Federer stops there, in Rome (Italy). The day after a day marathon, in which the Swiss has played two games, he forfeits this Friday a few hours of his quarter-final against the Greek Stefano Tsitsipas. An injury to the right leg forced the former world number one not to take risks ten days before the start of Roland Garros, the Paris Grand Slam he has not played since 2015.
The current world number 3 should now rest before resuming his preparations for Roland Garros. The day of Thursday, during which he beat the Portuguese Sousa in the morning (6-4, 6-3) then the Croatian Coric (2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9/7)) in the afternoon, no doubt fatigued the body of the 37-year-old.