The Masters 1000 of Canada, held in Toronto in the current season and which will begin on August 9, This Thursday surprised the world of tennis, because it was publicly known that Alexender Zverev (5th), Matteo Berrettini (8th), Roger Federer (9th), Pablo Carreño Busta (11th) and Milos Raonic (22nd) will not play the tournament for different reasons .
The German, champion of the competition in 2017 and recent gold medalist in Tokyo, announced his withdrawal: “Due to the last intense weeks and my incredible experience in the Olympics, I need to recover so that I can be at my best in the last leg of the American summer. It was a difficult decision for me, because I have great memories of Canada and I can’t wait to go back next year. “
Although he did not confirm it personally, the swiss, owner of two titles in Canada (2004 and 2006), will not be part of the competition due to a new knee operation, said the ATP account.
For its part, the Italian, finalist of the last Wimbledon, still overcomes his injury, while the Spanish, bronze in Japan and like Zverev, it will recover from the exhausting calendar.
The local, finalist in 2013, is not 100% recovered from his ailment either: “I am very sad that I will not be able to attend the tournament this year. Playing at home, in front of Canadian fans, is something that I wanted and tried in the last year and a half. It is not an easy decision, but I have to make it so I recover and come back as soon as possible to the courts “.
It should be remembered that the Serbian Novak Djokovic (1st), four times and who prioritized the Olympic event, and the Austrian Dominic Thiem (6th), who suffered a wrist injury and is still evolving, their absence had been announced in advance.