‘Extremely disappointed’ Roger Federer announces Paris Masters withdrawal
He had been hinting that he won’t feature at this year’s Paris Masters, and on Monday Roger Federer made it official.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner confirmed that he won’t play in the French capital this week as he needs to “pace himself” if he is to prolong his playing career.
The announcement came less than 24 hours after he won the Swiss Basel Indoors title for a record 10th time after beating Alex de Minaur from Australia in the final.
“I am extremely disappointed to have to pull out of the Paris Masters,” Federer, who will be replaced by a lucky loser in the main draw, said.
“I have to pace myself since I want to play as long as possible on the ATP Tour.
“I am sorry for my French fans who I will see next year at Roland Garros.”
The 38-year-old is still expected to take part in the season-ending ATP Finals in London, which starts on November 11.
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