Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has pulled out of this week’s Paris Masters as he prepares himself for the season-ending ATP Tour finals.
Federer, on Sunday, lifted a record-extending 10th Swiss Indoors championship title in his hometown of Basel.
The 20-time grand slam has decided not to play in back-to-back tournaments.
Phenomenal from Roger ??
The moment @rogerfederer secured his 10th trophy in Basel & 103rd title of his career.
— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 27, 2019
“I am extremely disappointed to have to pull out of the Paris Masters,” ATP quoted Federer as saying.
Apologizing to the fans, Federer added that he wants to pace himself in order to play as long as possible on the ATP tour.
Earlier this month, Federer confirmed that he’ll be playing at next year’s French Open and won’t feature that much, before that.
“I will play the French Open. I probably won’t play much before it, because I need time away,” Federer was quoted as saying.
After the ATP finals, he’ll be taking sometime time off the court to spend quality time with his family.
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas have all booked their spot for the ATP finals.
The Paris Masters, this week, will determine the final two spots for the ATP finals.
The ATP finals will be played between November 10-18 at the O2 Arena in London.