Roger Federerer Withdraws From Asia
Friday, tennis legend Roger Federer announced that he was going to withdraw from the Japan Open and the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 tournament, because he said he needed to rest after a year that physically challenged him. Federer, the top ranked player in the world, withdraws from the Japan Open, which will be held October 5th through the 11th, as well as the Masters 1000 Tournament the next week, called the Shanghai APT Masters 1000. Federer said that the decision came after a consultation with his team and doctors.
Federer was certainly working hard this year, having reached the final round of all four of the Grand Slams held in 2009. This was a first for him to win the French Open, which made Roland Garros a major record breaker for the Swiss player, breaking the record previously held by Pete Sampras and giving Federer a new record of fifteen major titles held in a career. He also beat Andy Roddick for the 2009 Wimbledon Title, and also won the U.S. Open title the past five consecutive years.
Last weekend Federer played Italy in the playoffs for the Davis Cup, which meant that Switzerland were able to stay in the top tier of the World Group, earning two points for them with a 3 to 2 victory. Federer has actually pulled out of the Japan Open once before, having bowed out in 2007 just before the beginning of the tournament, again saying that he was fatigued and needed to rest. He said that he hoped this would give his body a chance to rest and be rehabilitated. Juan Martin Del Potro, who won the U.S. Open this year, and Andy Murray are both scheduled to play.
Tags: Roger Federer, Japan Open, French Open, Roland Garros, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, Davis Cup, Andy Murray
Posted: 29th September 2009
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