Injured Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:54 IST

Top-ranked Roger Federer pulled out of next month's Rogers Cup because of a foot injury that has bothered him for several months.

Injured Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup
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Montreal:

Top-ranked Roger Federer pulled out of next month's Rogers Cup because of a foot injury that has bothered him for several months, Tennis Canada said Friday. Federer, who won the event last year in Toronto, was advised by doctors to rest for another three weeks, forcing him to skip the August 6-14 event. "I had to take this decision in order to ensure full recovery," Federer said on his Web site. "Not being able to compete and trying to defend my title from Toronto does hurt. After all, it is my birthday the first day of the tournament and I also like the province of Quebec a lot. "But I am certainly looking forward to playing in Toronto next year.'' The men's and women's events rotate between Montreal and Toronto each year. (AP)

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