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Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup after losing Wimbledon final
Switzerland's Roger Federer holds the runner up trophy after losing to Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:00PM EDT
WIMBLEDON, England -- Roger Federer is going to take the Rogers Cup off.
Federer announced his decision to skip the ATP Tour event in Montreal after losing the men's Wimbledon final on Sunday.
Federer lost to rival Novak Djokovic 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) at the grass court Grand Slam event.
"We had decided I was going to skip Montreal anyway already a week ago, just give myself enough time," said the 37-year-old Federer, who was visibly tired after a nearly five-hour match. "I wish I had more, but I don't. I'm just going to take enough time off what I can and prepare for Cincinnati and get going from then on again."
The Rogers Cup begins Aug. 5 with the men's tournaments in Montreal and the women's tournament in Toronto.
The Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati begins the next week and serves as a warm-up event for the U.S. Open.