Rogers Cup presented by National Bank Tournament Director, Eugène Lapierre, announced today the withdrawal of world no. 2 Roger Federer of Switzerland.
“I am disappointed that I won’t be playing in Montreal because it’s a tournament and a city that I really enjoy and has incredible fans. My family and I have always received first class treatment from Tournament Director, Eugène Lapierre, and his team and I hope to be back in the future,” said Federer.
Federer has won the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank on two occasions in Toronto in 2004 and 2006. He also reached the Montreal final in 2007 where he fell to Novak Djokovic and finished runner up last year in Toronto to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Federer has played the Canadian ATP Masters 1000 event eleven times in his career.
“We are obviously disappointed to have Roger withdraw as it is always a privilege to watch him play,” said Eugène Lapierre. “We also understand his decision because, above all, he has always been very loyal to our event and we would love to see him play tennis for many more years to come.”
Jerzy Janowicz of Poland will take Federer’s place in the main draw.
Tickets for the tournament are still available and can be purchased online at www.rogerscup.com, by phone at 1-855-TENNIS-0, or in person at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal.
About Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is a Tennis Canada owned and operated world-class tournament celebrating its 135th anniversary of the men’s event from August 7-16, 2015 at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal and its 123rd anniversary of the women’s event from August 8-16, 2015 at Tennis Centre at York University in Toronto. As an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, Premier WTA tournament and Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series event, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will showcase the world’s best players. Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is the third-oldest title in tennis, behind only Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. For more information and tickets visit www.rogerscup.com.
About Tennis Canada
Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, eight professional ITF- sanctioned events and financially supports 15 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates national junior training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada, please visit our website at www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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