first_imgItalian Open: Roger Federer out of quarters with leg injuryIn run up to the French Open, Roger Federer pulled out of Italian Open due to a leg injury. Earlier, Federer was defeated at Madrid Open quarters in his clay court comeback after three years.advertisement Reuters RomeMay 17, 2019UPDATED: May 17, 2019 19:25 IST Roger Federer pulled out of Italian Open due to leg injury (AP Photos)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer pulls out of Rome quarters due to leg injuryFederer was to face Stefanos Tsitsipas in Italian Open quartersFederer’s injury comes just a week ahead of the French OopenRoger Federer has pulled out of his Italian Open quarter-final clash against Stefanos Tsitsipas due to an injury in his right leg, organisers said on Friday.The 37-year-old Swiss, who was making a return to the European clay court season after two years away, won back-to-back matches against Joao Sousa and Borna Coric to reach the quarter-finals on Thursday.”Unfortunately, King Roger had to withdraw from the tournament due to an injury to his right leg,” the tournament organisers wrote on Twitter.”We wish him a fast recovery. Thank you for the incredible emotions.”The injury casts doubts over his preparations for this months French Open, with only five matches on clay under his belt heading into the second Grand Slam of the year.Following his quarter-final exit at the Australian Open, the 20-times Grand Slam champion won his 100th career singles title in Dubai and added another crown in Miami.Federer, bidding for only the second French Open title of his career, will look to regain fitness ahead of the tournament starting in Paris on May 26.Also Read | Italian Open: Naomi Osaka withdraws from quarters with right hand injuryAlso Read | Nick Kyrgios thrown out of Italian Open after on-court outburstAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Roger FedererFollow Italian OpenFollow French Open Nextlast_img read more