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Roger Federer withdraws from Toronto and Cincinnati with knee injury

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the upcoming Masters 1000 events in Toronto and Cincinnati due to a knee injury, the tournaments have announced. 

Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini, Pablo Carreno Busta and Milos Raonic have also withdrawn from the Canadian Open.

Zverev and Carreno Busta won gold and bronze medals respectively at the Tokyo Olympics last week. Berrettini and Raonic missed the Games through injury.

Federer has not featured since his surprising straight sets loss to Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on July 7.

The 39-year-old withdrew from the delayed 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo shortly after Wimbledon – revealing he suffered a knee injury “setback” during the grass court season.

Federer is a two-time winner of the Canadian Open – triumphing in 2004 and 2006 when the event was held in Toronto.

He is a seven-time champion in Cincinnati – with his last triumph at the second Masters 1000 tournament of the US Open series coming in 2015.

The Canadian Open will run from August 9-15, while Cincinnati will be held from August 15-22.

The Swiss is yet to announce whether he will play at the US Open – which begins on August 30.

Federer has played five events this season since returning from having double knee surgery in 2020.