Roger Federer withdraws from Toronto's Rogers Cup to lighten schedule, conserve energy for top events
The Rogers Cup is played in Toronto and is attended by several high-ranking tennis stars, but this year's tournament will not feature Roger Federer as he aims to lighten his schedule.
Toronto: World number two Roger Federer has withdrawn from next month’s Rogers Cup in Toronto as part of his ongoing strategy to lighten his schedule and conserve energy for the top events, tournament organisers said on Monday.
The decision by the 36-year-old Swiss, who was stunned in the final of last year’s Rogers Cup in Montreal by German Alexander Zverev, comes less than two weeks after his quarter-final loss at Wimbledon.
The Rogers Cup, scheduled from 4-12 August, will include nine of the top 10 players on the ATP World Tour, including world number one and three-time champion Rafael Nadal and Wimbledon champion and four-time winner Novak Djokovic.
Croatia, the 2005 and 2018 Davis Cup winners, will face either Russia or Germany in Sunday's final.
Britain booked their place in the last eight with a come-from-behind victory over the Czech Republic on Sunday
Djokovic and Cacic lost a dramatic deciding tie-break in their doubles rubber as Serbia suffered a shock defeat by Germany, while Medvedev helped the Russians to an opening win