Roger secured his spot in the second week at Roland Garros defeating 59th, ranked Dominik Koepfer, in a long, four set battle 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 7-5.

The next day, he decided rest was in order after the grueling 3rd round victory.

"After two knee surgeries and over a year of rehabilitation it's important that I listen to my body and make sure I don't push myself too quickly on my road to recovery," Roger said in a statement released by the French tennis federation. "I am thrilled to have gotten 3 matches under my belt. There is no greater feeling than being back on court."