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After three consecutive tournament exits against low-ranked opponents, Roger Federer pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup without giving a reason Friday.
The owner of a record 17 Grand Slam titles did recently complain about a bad back, however.
Federer, who turns 32 next Thursday, made the unusual move of participating in a pair of minor clay-court tournaments in the period between playing on Wimbledon's grass and shifting to the North American summer hard-court season.
A loss to 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round at the All England Club ended Federer's streak of reaching the quarterfinals at 36 consecutive major tournaments. It also marked Federer's earliest Grand Slam exit since 2003.
Next came a semifinal loss on clay at Hamburg to 114th-ranked qualifier Federico Delbonis, followed by a defeat against 55th-ranked Daniel Brands in Federer's opening match on clay at Gstaad, Switzerland. In addition to his bothersome back, a recurring issue, ...
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Roger Federer has pulled out of the Rogers Cup following three straight early exits from tournaments.
The Swiss star gave no reason Friday for the withdrawal. The tournament begins Monday in Montreal.
Federer, the winner of 17 Grand Slam singles titles, is now ranked No. 5. He says in a statement he's ''disappointed'' to miss the Montreal event and looks forward...
Roger Federer pulled out of the Rogers Cup on Friday, following three straight surprising exits from tournaments.
The Swiss star gave no reason for the withdrawal from the tournament, which begins Monday.
"I am disappointed not to be playing in Montreal next week," Federer said in a statement. "It is a great tournament with amazing fans. I look forward to competing...
(August 2, 2013) – Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup in Montreal, the tournament announce on Friday. “I am disappointed not to be playing in Montreal next week. It is a great tournament with amazing fans. I look forward to competing there in the future,” said Federer. No reason was given for the […]
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