Roger Federer Opts Out Of Inaugural ATP Cup For Family Reasons

Updated: 30 October 2019 22:42 IST

Roger Federer will next play at the ATP Tour Finals in London, which get underway on November 10.

Roger Federer Opts Out Of Inaugural ATP Cup For Family Reasons
Roger Federer has withdrawn from the ATP Cup to be held in Australia in January. © AFP

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the ATP Cup, a new team competition to be held in Australia in January, citing "family reasons". "It is with great regret that I am withdrawing from the inaugural ATP Cup event," Federer said in a statement. "When I entered the event last month, it was a really difficult decision because it meant less time at home with the family and a fully intense start to the season.

"After much discussion with both my family and my team about the year ahead, I have decided that the extra two weeks at home will be beneficial for both my family and my tennis."

The world number three, 38 years old, withdrew on Monday from this week's Masters 1000 tournament in Paris, two hours before the start also saying he needed to rest.

The ATP Cup organisers tweeted: "@rogerfederer announced that he would not play the #ATPCup for family reasons and therefore Switzerland was removed" from the competition. 

The ATP Cup is a new competition which competes with the revamped Davis Cup and will be held in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney from January 3-12. 

"It pains me to not be a part of the most exciting new event on the calendar," Federer said.

"But this is the right thing to do if I want to continue to play for a longer period of time on the ATP Tour."

"For my Australian fans, I look forward to seeing you all at the Australian Open, fresh and ready to go."

The Davis Cup will be held November 18-24 in Madrid but Switzerland did not qualify. 

Federer will next play at the ATP Tour Finals in London, which get underway on November 10.

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article Roger Federer Tennis
Highlights
  • Roger Federer has withdrawn from the ATP Cup
  • Roger Federer will next play at the ATP Tour Finals in London
  • Roger Federer withdrew from this week's Masters 1000 tournament in Paris
Related Articles
Roger Federer Withdraws From French Open After Knee Surgery
Roger Federer Withdraws From French Open After Knee Surgery
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Play To Record Crowd In Cape Town
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Play To Record Crowd In Cape Town
"The Greatest": Novak Djokovic Takes Aim At Roger Federers Slams, Ranking Record
"The Greatest": Novak Djokovic Takes Aim At Roger Federer's Slams, Ranking Record
Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem: Australian Open Mens Final Facts
Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem: Australian Open Men's Final Facts
Novak Djokovic Praises Roger Federer For Playing With Injury In Australian Open Semi-Final
Novak Djokovic Praises Roger Federer For Playing With Injury In Australian Open Semi-Final
Advertisement