(August 5, 2021) – Citing a knee Injury, Roger Federer has withdrawn from both Toronto and Cincinnati Masters events. The Swiss is a seven-time winner of the Western & Southern Open an a two-time titlist at the National Bank Open presented by Rogers.
Tennis Canada also announced on Thursday the withdrawals of Milos Raonic, Alexander Zverev,Matteo Berrettini and Pablo Carreno Busta from the National Bank Open presented by Rogers in Toronto.
John Millman, Sebastian Korda, Jan-Lennard Struff, Lloyd Harris and Benoit Paire will take the five available spots in the Toronto main draw.
A 20-time Major champion, Federer is the winningest player at the Western & Southern Open with a 47-10 record. The most recent of his record seven championships came in 2015 when he successfully defended his title.
Six former men’s champions remain entered in the Western & Southern Open, including two-time champions Novak Djokovic (2020, 2018) and Andy Murray (2011, 2008) along with Daniil Medvedev (2019), Grigor Dimitrov (2017), Marin Cilic (2016) and Rafael Nadal (2013). The women’s field will feature five past champions, including two-time winners Serena Williams (2015, 2014) and Victoria Azarenka (2020, 2013) as well as Madison Keys (2019), Garbine Muguruza (2017) and Karolina Pliskova (2016).