Federer to miss Montreal

World No 2 Roger Federer has withdrawn from next month's Rogers Cup in Montreal, as he focuses on his preparations for the final Grand Slam event of the season, the US Open.

Staff Reporter
31 July 2015, 8:27am
Roger Federer won't be competing in Montreal
Roger Federer won't be competing in Montreal
Federer, a 17-times Grand Slam singles champion, has twice won the elite ATP World Tour Masters event - in Toronto in 2004 and 2006.

"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," Federer said.

"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."

Federer, who lost to Serbian world No 1 Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final earlier this month, will be preparing over the coming weeks for the US Open which runs from August 31 to September 13.

Jerzy Janowicz of Poland will take Federer's place in the main draw for the August 10-16 Rogers Cup.