In a statement posted by the official website of the ATP Tour about an hour ago, it was announced that several high profile names have withdrawn from the National Bank Open in Toronto. Roger Federer was the biggest name that was announced on the list of players that would miss the event.
Other notable names include Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini, Pablo Carreno Busta and Milos Raonic. Zverev recently won the Olympic Games and he named that as the main reason he is withdrawing from the event. He said in a statement:
Roger Federer to miss National Bank Open Toronto and Western & Southern Open with knee injury
"I regret to inform you that, unfortunately, I have to withdraw from the National Bank Open in Toronto. Due to the intense past couple of weeks and my incredible experience at the Olympics, I need to recover so that I can hopefully be at my best for the remainder of the U.S. summer swing. It was a difficult decision for me as I have had great memories from Canada and I can’t wait to be back next year!”
The other players did not offer accompanying statements but it is expected they will let fans know over the next couple of days.
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