Uh oh! Peter Bodo of Tennis.com has apparently been told by “reliable sources” that Roger Federer will withdraw from Indian Wells.
Sorry Federer fans, I hope this is just another unfounded rumor. Federer came down with this mysterious lung infection before the Dubai tournament. I think he picked it up on his trip to Africa earlier in the month.
The Swiss hasn’t played since his Australian Open triumph. In fact, neither has Rafael Nadal who is still on course to play at Indian Wells.
Federer, Nadal plus Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi are all scheduled to play in an exhibition there at the start of the event on March 12.
I will also add that Dinara Safina has also officially withdraw from the event. (Sorry, I’m too tired of writing these injury posts to make a separate one!!!!)
This is really turning into the Year of the Injury! I hope Peter’s wrong on this one!
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