Roger Federer announced today that he will not be playing in the Shanghai Masters 1000 next month. The Swiss said in a statement on his website that he still needs to rest and recover from a long summer.
“After consultation with my team, I’ve unfortunately decided to pull out of the Shanghai Rolex Masters in order to take some necessary time to rest and recuperate after a long summer,” the 30-year-old Federer said. “I have some nagging injuries that I need to address and I look forward to returning to the ATP World Tour as soon as possible. I have very fond memories of Shanghai so I will miss this amazing tournament and all my loyal Chinese fans, but I look forward to returning to China next fall.”
Federer just helped lead his Swiss team back into the Davis Cup World Group last weekend after beating Australia in Sydney – they will host the U.S. next February in the first round.
With his withdrawal, Roger will have over a month off before returning in his home event of Basel on October 30.
Federer is then scheduled for the Paris Indoors on November 7 followed by the London Barclays on November 20.
Federer is currently ranked No. 3 but in 2011 points only he stands 265 points behind Andy Murray in the No. 4 slot.
The Shanghai Tennis Masters begin on October 10. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are the top seeds.
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