Federer latest withdrawal from Italian Open

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Federer latest withdrawal from Italian Open

Roger Federer has become the latest player to withdraw from the Italian Open. He follows Naomi Osaka, who withdrew from the women's event with a thumb injury. Federer blamed an injury to his right leg, which allows Stefanos Tsitsipas – his conqueror at the Australian Open in January – to progress to the semi-finals. 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. More details to follow