Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal expertly manage to avoid each other again

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

Roger Federer has announced he will not take part in this year’s Rogers Cup, but Rafael Nadal will.

The World Number two finished as runner up in last year’s event, eventually losing to Alexander Zverev in the final in Montreal.

However, Federer has decided to opt out of this year’s tournament in Toronto due to “scheduling”.

“I had a fantastic time in Montreal last year and always enjoy playing in front of the Canadian fans,” Federer said, “but unfortunately with scheduling being the key to my longevity moving forward, I have regrettably decided to withdraw from Toronto this year.

“I wish the tournament every success and am sorry to miss it.”

Federer’s withdrawal comes as world number one Rafael Nadal confirmed he will play in the tournament.