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Friday, May 17, 2019

Federer, Osaka withdraws from Italian Open quarters, reason explained

Italian Open 2019: Roger Federer, Naomi Osaka withdraws from quarters with a serious injury.






The Swiss star played two matches on Thursday beating Joao Sousa and Borna Coric over a combined three hours and 51 minutes.

After his win over Coric, Federer revealed he had hurt his Right-leg after slipping on the wet baseline.

And it appears that pain has been enough for Federer to pull out of the tournament just hours before his quarter-final clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Federer now faces a race to be fit for the French Open, which begins on May 26, which be the tenth anniversary of his first title in Roland Garros.



In a statement, the Italian Open said: “Roger Federer has just phoned the ATP supervisor and tournament director to announce his retirement due to a problem with his right leg.

“Federer, seeded number 3, was to face the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third match on the Central.”




Roger Federer, Naomi Osaka withdraws from Italian open 2019 quarters with a serious injury.




Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from her Italian Open quarterfinal due to a right-hand injury on Friday.

Osaka was scheduled to meet Kiki Bertens, who advanced to the semifinals via walkover.

“I woke up this morning and couldn’t really move my thumb,” Osaka said. “I tried to practice and grip my racket but I couldn’t, and I kept feeling this pain when I tried to move my hand in different directions.”

“I didn’t feel anything yesterday. That’s why I’m kind of confused right now because I literally woke up in the morning and couldn’t move my thumb,” Osaka said. “So I was like, ‘Maybe I slept on it and maybe it will go away.’ But it didn’t.”

“I feel like the ab thing could have been helped, but this one I don’t think I could have helped it because I don’t know what caused it,” Osaka said. “I don’t know why I have it.”




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