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Sport Wawrinka pulls out of dream Federer quarter-final in Basel with back injury

08:35  25 october  2019
08:35  25 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Federer battles past Goffin into Shanghai Masters quarter-final

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Stan Wawrinka has pulled out injured of his Swiss Indoors quarter - final clash with Roger Federer . The 19-time Grand Slam champion is seeking a 10th title at this tournament, which is hosted in Basel , where he was born. Many of Federer 's family and friends have attended the event

A back injury suffered during a Sunday practice session with compatriot Roger Federer forced Stan Wawrinka to pull out of the Swiss Indoors tournament on Monday, while Marin Cilic eased into the second round in Basel . “I turned my back , and retiring was the only decision I could make,” said the

a close up of Stan Wawrinka: Stan Wawrinka, who withdrew in Basle © Getty Images Stan Wawrinka, who withdrew in Basle

Stan Wawrinka has been forced to pull out of a dream home quarter-final against Roger Federer at the Swiss Indoors Basel due to a back injury.

The seventh seed Wawrinka displayed plenty of grit to dispatch of Frances Tiafoe 6-3 3-6 7-5 on Thursday and was set to meet Swiss great Federer in the last eight.

However, Wawrinka – a losing finalist to Andy Murray at last week's European Open – will not be able to take to the court to face Federer for a 27th time.

"The bad news is that I will have to retire," he said.

Stan Wawrinka © Getty Images Stan Wawrinka

"I had some trouble with my back in the last game. I'm sure I cannot make it for tomorrow [Friday]. I will pull out."

Federer plans to play at Tokyo 2020

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Basel : A back injury suffered during a Sunday practice session with compatriot Roger Federer forced Stan Wawrinka to pull out of the Swiss Indoors Wawrinka has been playing in fits and starts this season, losing in the Shanghai first round this month after reaching the semi- finals in September in

Roger Federer pulled out of Barclays ATP World Finals on Sunday night. Swiss star said his back injury had been inflamed by long semi- final . John McEnroe believes the spat may have contributed to withdrawal. Federer and Wawrinka are due to play in Davis Cup final next weekend.

Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas had to fight back to avoid an upset against Ricardas Berankis, the Greek recovering to seal a 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 6-4 triumph. 

Filip Krajinovic is up next after he upset fifth seed Fabio Fognini 6-2 6-4, while Roberto Bautista Agut needed three sets to defeat Richard Gasquet.

Reilly Opelka will take on the Spanish fourth seed after he recovered from a set down to defeat David Goffin 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-4) 7-5.

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Federer pulls out of ATP Cup in January .
Roger Federer has dropped out of the ATP Cup in January, meaning there will be no showdown with Andy Murray.  The 38-year-old had committed to playing the inaugural tournament in Australia at the start of 2020, but has opted out in order to spend more time with his family.The team competition sees 24 countries compete against each other and Federer's Switzerland side were scheduled to start their campaign against Murray's Great Britain in Sydney on January 3.

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