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Roger Federer withdraws from French Open due to health reasons

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Roger Federer announced Sunday that he is withdrawing from the French Open. The former world No. 1 was coming off a tough four-set, three-and-a-half hour win over Dominik Koepfer in the third round. CBSN's Lana Zak reports.

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- Former number one tennis player in the world, Roger Federer, has withdrawn from the French Open. Federer made the surprise announcement just after winning his grueling third round match early Sunday morning. It lasted more than 3 and 1/2 hours. Federer released a statement saying he was concerned about the health of his surgically repaired knee on the clay surface of Roland-Garros. He said he needed to listen to his body. The 20 time Grand Slam winner is still hopeful he can return for Wimbledon, later in June. Federer is the second high profile player to leave the French Open, Naomi Osaka withdrew earlier in the tournament citing mental health concerns. We wish them both well.