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Tennis Star Federer Pulls Out of Italian Open Due to Leg Injury - Organisers

Roger Federer has stated that he wouldn't participate in the Italian Open quarter-final competition against Stefanos Tsitsipas due to an injury to his right leg, organisers of the event revealed on Friday.    

Federer expressed his disappointment over the fact that he wouldn't be able to compete, but said that he'd decided to pull out after consultation with his team.

The Swiss expressed his hope that he would be able to return to Rome next year to take part in the annual professional tennis tournament.

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Meanwhile, world number one Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka also pulled out of the Italian Open just prior to the quarterfinals after sustaining an injury to her right hand. 

The top-ranking tennis player was supposed to face Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands.   

Swiss-born Roger Federer is a professional tennis player currently ranked third in the world in men's singles tennis. Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other male player in history.

Naomi Osaka is the  Women's Tennis Association's top-ranked champion. She is also the only Asian female to have held the top ranking in singles.    

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