Roger Federer Gets Walk-Over : Paris Masters

Published 10/31/2018, 11:21 AM EDT

Roger Federer, who had already arrived late to the party in Paris, received another day off and a walk-over into the third round, as his would be opponent, Milos Raonic, announced his withdrawal from the Paris Masters 1000, citing an elbow injury.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“Yeah. Yesterday, in the long match with Jo, in the middle of second set, I overextended my elbow and it did some kind of pain,” said Milos Raonic.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“Preceding the match, after I spoke with the doctors here, I went and I did an ultrasound and MRI, and they found some kind of a lesion in the tricep. And after that, it presented me with only this option, the risk being too high and the hindrance on my play being too high as well”, added the Canadian.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Milos Raonic overcame Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, who himself was coming off a long injury break, earlier yesterday. The Canadian had to battle past Tsonga, in a thrilling three set encounter, that had three tie-breakers involved in it. However he announced his withdrawal hours before his match against Roger Federer today. This will be a big boost for Roger Federer, whose primary concern was enough rest, after coming to Paris immediately after winning the title in Basel.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Meanwhile Federer, will face either Fabio Fognini or Marton Fucsovics in the third round of the Paris Masters, on Thursday.

We will have more on this in a few moments, check back.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Kuchal

534 articles

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK