The French Open is just eight days and the Tennis Fans in the dark. The time for Roger Federer (37) is sufficient to be fit again in time? Because the Masters tournament in Rome is for him since Friday, prematurely over.

The Maestro Forfeit declared for the quarter-final duel against Stefanos Tsitsipas (20). It is a violation of plagues on the right leg. On Thursday, Federer was challenged twice. He had to play two matches on the same day, and suffered from obvious in the eighth-final against Coric of discomfort in the right posterior thigh.

Detailed information about his condition, Roger is not known although. Quite so bad it can’t be him. Nearly three hours after the Forfait, he reports on Twitter and writes: “I had to pull back to make the hard decision, at the Italian Open, because I feel physically 100 percent.”

Fans are left only with the thumb, press

His Forfeit is to be seen as a precautionary measure, with regard to the participation in Roland Garros, too. In the Sand-the peak of the season, Federer would be for the first time in 2015 at the Start again! It is the question, whether its short-term use in Rome in the week after Madrid was a wise decision arises. As a preparation for Paris, the best Federer played in Spain after all three Matches. Two were added in Rome again. But these were the price of a violation of value?

The Fans remains only the fingers crossed that Roger can compete in Paris healthy – and perhaps his desire, after a further Sand duel with Rafael Nadal (32) in his career, is still true.