The Swiss veteran Roger Federer who has recently clinched his 10th Swiss Indoors Championship title pulled out his name from this week’s Paris Open 2019 to pace himself for the next season. The 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer was extremely disappointed while announcing shocking news to all his French fans but he was left with no option. The Swiss legend felt like he was not ready for this year’s Roland Garros and eventually decided to withdraw his name from the list of participants.
While withdrawing from the prestigious tournament, disappointed Roger Federer said on the development, “I am extremely disappointed to have to pull out of the Paris Masters. I have to pace myself since I want to play as long as possible on the ATP Tour. I am sorry for my French fans who I will see next year at Roland Garros”.
Earlier in this week, Federer won the grand finale of Swiss Indoors Basel 2019 against a young opponent Alex de Minaur of Australia. Performing in the prestigious event at his hometown, Federer was at his best usual form and easily registered the 6-2, 6-2 against Aussie in the highly-entertaining finals. The third-ranked tennis superstar was head over heels after winning the glitzy event in front of his home crowd. He even broke down into tears after grabbing the lustrous trophy of Swiss Open 2019.
Federer received the full-fledged support from his fans with continuous chanting throughout the two-set game. With this emphatic win, the Swiss legend also marked his 103rd ATP title in the men’s singles category. When he was asked by the reporters about his next tour in Paris, Federer claimed that he was not sure about next week and figure it out with his team whether he should play the prestigious Roland Garros event or not.
Federer reached to the semifinals of Paris Open in 2018 after returning back for the first time since 2015. But in that enthralling semi-final round, the World No. 3 lost to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in a three-set battle. Eventually, he crashed out of that edition.