French Open Draw: Roger Federer Not Playing?

French Open Draw: Roger Federer Not Playing?
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The French Open is almost here, and qualifying is already underway. Amidst all the court action and excitement, however, it seems one tennis favorite won’t be able to make it to the Roland Garros games this year. And it is none other than tennis player Roger Federer, who had to concede his number two spot to U.K.’s Andy Murray.


A number of reports from Swiss media indicate that the 34-year-old is not feeling well enough to return to the court to play. Just last Monday, Federer was reportedly not looking too happy while having breakfast with his family in Rome. In fact, the expression on his face got grimmer the moment he tried to get out of his chair.

Moreover, Tennis World USA reports that it is believed that Federer’s back issues have worsened. Up to now, he is yet to confirm if he shall be participating in the qualifying matches or not.

On the other hand, former world number 1 Caroline Wozniacki is said to miss the French Open this year. According to a report from AP, Wozniacki is forced to pull out due to an injury in her right ankle. She hasn’t been back on the court since she lost her second match during the Miami Open in March.

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Meanwhile, tennis fans can still catch the qualifying of the French Open in their small screens, which is happening now until May 20. In the U.S., you can catch two to three matches from Court No. 6 every day on the Tennis Channel as well as on the Tennis Plus digital Player.

In Europe, the matches are being broadcasted by Eurosport live on the Eurosport Player. Meanwhile, a number of the matches are also televised by Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2. On the other hand, fans who are currently not in the U.S. or Europe can catch the qualifying matches in Court No. 6 on the Rolland-Garros YouTube Channel.

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