It’s Rogers Cup, but Roger won’t be there. Roger Federer has announced that he will not participate in the Canadian Open in Montreal on August 10.
“I am disappointed that I won’t be playing in Montreal because it’s a tournament and a city that I really enjoy and has incredible fans. My family and I have always received first class treatment from Tournament Director, Eugene Lapierre, and his team and I hope to be back in the future.”
“We are obviously disappointed to have Roger withdraw as it is always a privilege to watch him play,” said Lapierre. “We also understand his decision because, above all, he has always been very loyal to our event and we would love to see him play tennis for many more years to come.”
Federer has played the Canadian Open 11 times winning in 2006 and 2004, but he’s never won the event when it’s in Montreal only reaching the final once there in 2007 and he’s skipped the event now three times in the last four years.
Federer, who turns 34 on August, will play Cincinnati, the only summer hardcourt event he will appear at before the US Open.
He ranks No. 2 with four titles on the season and recent Wimbledon runner-up finish to Novak Djokovic.
While Federer is out, the Toronto women’s event, it was announced, will boast all Top 25 players in the field.
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