Roger Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup

Roger Federer. File

Roger Federer. File

Federer has not played since falling to Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, a match that Federer led two sets to love.

The Swiss master is scheduled to play in Cincinnati, where he has won a tournament-record seven times but missed it previous year because of a back injury.

Federer is a two-time champion at the Rogers Cup, which alternates between Toronto and Montreal. Federer, due to turn 37 during the Rogers Cup, has played seven tournaments this year and won three.

Roger Federer on Monday announced he will not play in the Rogers Cup this August, with the world No. 2 citing his judicious scheduling as the reason for his withdrawal. The 20-time Grand Slam champion added that he was "sorry" to miss the tournament and wished it every success.

Roger had made his debut in Canada 18 years ago and he has won two titles there in 2004 and 2006, losing four more finals including the one against Alexander Zverev 12 months ago.

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The Rogers Cup will now feature nine of the top 10 players on the ATP World Tour.

The last of Federer's five consecutive US Open wins came in 2008.

"I understand that people are questioning whether I can consistently play on this level". He missed it past year because of a back injury.

"I think it'll be hard for him away from grass courts", Henman said. Furthermore, Novak Djokovic will be in action for the first time since his Wimbledon victory, whilst there is a chance that Andy Murray could continue his comeback from injury.

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