Ailing Federer ousted in Rome by Thiem
ROME – Swiss third seed Roger Federer’s Rome Masters bid ended in the third round having a 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 defeat to Austrian 13th seed Dominic Thiem on Thursday.
The Rome Masters marks just the 4th tournament of year for Switzerland’s Roger Federer
Federer, who withdrew a week ago from Madrid with back discomfort, accepted Wednesday he’d been surprised to obtain past second round opponent Alexander Zverev in straight sets.
Rome marks just the 4th tournament of year for Federer, who went through knee surgery at the begining of Feb, the very first operation of his career.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion only made the decision to manage Thiem in the last second on Central Court, and also the Austrian capitalised to complete off an unwell Federer in 1hr 18mins.