Roger Federer has hauled out of his Italian Open quarterfinal conflict against Stefanos Tsitsipas because of damage in his correct leg, coordinators said on Friday.
The 37-year-old Swiss, who was making an arrival to the European earth court season following two years away, won consecutive matches against Joao Sousa and Borna Coric to achieve the quarterfinals on Thursday.
"Sadly, King Roger needed to pull back from the competition because of damage to his correct leg," the competition coordinators composed on Twitter.
"We wish him a quick recuperation. Much obliged to you for the amazing feelings."
The damage throws questions over his arrangements during the current months French Open, with just five matches on earth added to his repertoire heading into the second Grand Slam of the year.
Following his quarterfinal exit at the Australian Open, the 20-times Grand Slam champion won his 100th profession singles title in Dubai and included another crown in Miami.
Federer, offering for just the second French Open title of his vocation, will hope to recapture wellness in front of the competition beginning in Paris on May 26.