The Swiss player motivated his decision by his desire to preserve himself and gave rendezvous to his French fans in 2020 at Roland Garros.
Tennis fans were hanging on his lips. They will be disappointed. Roger Federer, 3e announced Monday, October 28, its package for the Masters 1000 in Paris, which begins in the morning. "I am extremely disappointed to have to withdraw from the Rolex Paris Masters. I have to spare myself because I want to play as long as possible on the ATP Tour. I'm sorry for my French fans that I'll see next year at Roland-Garros », explained the Swiss player to 20 Grand Slam titles, the day after his 10e victory in Basel (Switzerland).
"I am obviously disappointed by this package and especially for the public"commented tournament director Guy Forget. "Despite everything, this 2019 edition promises to be exciting, full of challenges including the allocation of the last places for (the Masters of) London and the world's No.1 year-round place ». Serbian Novak Djokovic is under the threat of Spanish Rafael Nadal for the world throne at the end of the year.
Roger Federer will be replaced by a lucky loser in the main draw of the Paris Masters 1000, last Masters of the year, said the organization.