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Roger Federer to take a break from tennis tour

After his heartbreaking five-set loss to Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final two weeks ago, tennis legend Roger Federer kept his commitment to play Davis Cup for Switzerland last weekend and won his two matches.

But the number one player in the world is out of gas.

Federer has withdrawn from the Japan Open and Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 citing the need to rest after a physically challenging year. He won his sixth Wimnbledon crown in July and first-ever French Open title in June. Earlier in the year, he lozt another five-set heartbreaker in the final of the Australian Open to Rafael Nadal.

He also became the father of twin daughters over the summer!

“After consultation with my team and doctors, I decided to take the difficult decision to withdraw from both tournaments,” Federer said in a statement. “This will allow me a chance to give my body a chance to rest, rehabilitate and recover from a physically challenging year.”

“I’m disappointed that I have to withdraw from Tokyo and Shanghai as they are two of my favorite cities,” Federer added. “The fans have been great to me over the years.”



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