Sport Federer withdraws from Paris Masters after Basel triumph

12:20  28 october  2019
12:20  28 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Federer flies through to set up possible Wawrinka clash

  Federer flies through to set up possible Wawrinka clash Just 62 minutes were needed for Roger Federer to progress from his second-round clash with Radu Albot in Basel.Having seen off Peter Gojowczyk in short order in the first round, the 20-time grand slam champion was similarly emphatic in eliminating Albot, who offered scarce resistance in a 6-0 6-3 rout.

Federer , 36, withdrew from the final event of the regular season after beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-7 6-4 6-3 to win a 95th career title. His latest triumph puts him into second on the all-time list behind Jimmy Connors who won 109. "My body is asking for a break," said Federer .

Hours after winning the Swiss Indoors Final for the eighth time, Roger Federer withdrew from the Paris Masters , saying his body needed a break. Roger Federer of Switzerland towels off after a game in the first set against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the quarter-finals at the 2017 US

Roger Federer hitting a ball with a racket: Roger Federer in action © Getty Images Roger Federer in action

Roger Federer has withdrawn from this week's Paris Masters, the ATP 1000 event has confirmed.

Federer claimed an emphatic 6-2 6-2 win over Alex De Minaur in the final of the Swiss Indoors Basel on Sunday – a 10th triumph overall at his home event.

The 38-year-old has now won four ATP titles this season, as many as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev.

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However, Federer has passed up the chance to pull alongside Sunday's Vienna Open victor Dominic Thiem on five wins for the calendar year, suggesting in a statement his exertions in Basel weighed heavily upon his decision.

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

  Wawrinka pulls out of dream Federer quarter-final in Basel with back injury Roger Federer will not face the familiar foe of Stan Wawrinka as planned after the latter withdrew from the Swiss Indoor Basel.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.

Victory in Basel edged Federer closer to the top of the world rankings, with the 36-year-old capable of leapfrogging Rafael Nadal before the end of the 2017 But his decision to withdraw from next week's Paris Masters makes such a feat more unlikely. "My body is asking for a break," said the Swiss legend.

Tags: Basel ATP, Paris ATP Masters , Roger Federer . World No. 2 Roger Federer has played just 11 tournaments this season, winning seven. Not want to risk injury following his title run in Basel , Roger Federer withdrew from this week’s Paris Masters . The decision means that Rafael Nadal needs to

"I am extremely disappointed to have to withdraw from the Rolex Paris Masters," he said.

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"I have to spare myself because I want to play as long as possible on the ATP circuit.

"I'm sorry for my French fans that I will see next year at Roland-Garros."

Federer, who will now enjoy extra rest ahead of the season-ending ATP Finals, claimed his only win in Paris back in 2011, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets in the final.

He was a semi-finalist at the 2019 French Open, losing to Nadal at the end of a three-year absence from Roland-Garros.

Tsitsipas sets up Federer semi-final in Basle

  Tsitsipas sets up Federer semi-final in Basle Roger Federer will have to overcome world number seven Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals as he bids to defend his Swiss Indoors title.Tsitsipas is already assured of his place in the ATP Finals in London and he will now be aiming to claim the scalp of former world number one Federer, who received a walkover due to Stan Wawrinka's withdrawal, ahead of next week's Paris Masters.

"Roger Federer has withdrawn with back injury," the Paris Masters organiser wrote on Twitter on Sunday, moments after the Swiss lifted his eighth trophy at the Swiss Indoors Basel after Federer recorded his triumph at the Paris Masters in 2011, and last played in 2015. "I am very disappointed.

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