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Roger withdraws from Stockholm

01.10.2008 | Tennis

Roger announced today that he will not be participating in the Stockholm Open which starts next Monday.

 

"2008 has been a tough year for me as I was always playing catch up after being diagnosed with mononucleosis at the beginning of the year. I feel fortunate to be healthy again, but I want to remain at the top of the game for many more years to come and go after the #1 ranking again. In order to do that, I need to get a proper rest and get strong again so that I am 100% fit for the remainder of the year or next year. At this point, I am not sure when I will be ready to play again, but I hope to be back at some point before the end of the year. I apologize to the tennis fans in Sweden as I was looking forward to playing in Stockholm again. The country has produced so many incredible tennis players and the tournament has such a great history.  I hope to be able to come back at some point in the future."

 

 
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10/09/2008 | 06:44 PM
Because Roger has been so dominant for so long I think we all just figured he was a "super" man and never needed any rest and that he could do it all, etc. He is a lovely human being. And human beings get to a point where they need to rest up and re-focus
10/09/2008 | 06:11 PM
It's obvious that he will play basel and Master cup. I don't think he is going play madrid or paris what is a very good decision. That will give him more chance to regain his #1 next year because he won't have too many points to defend. For now, I do not
10/09/2008 | 05:38 PM
****Mardeo****
federer will not play in madrid because
they would have mentioned it in the spanish
papers if he did arrived.
10/09/2008 | 03:40 PM
Untill now, Roger hasn't announced a withdraw from Madrid... perhaps that means he will play there, what do you all think? I mean, it starts in about 4 days!
10/09/2008 | 03:31 PM
MY Hero,
always wish you all the best, and best.
you know what? I am a very lucky girl because in your website picture you have a flowersss in your hand :) and that is my name :)
10/09/2008 | 02:11 PM
:):):):):):)!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!:)(:!!!!!!!!
10/09/2008 | 01:37 PM
dit is baie slegte nuus, jy is die rede hoekom ons tennis kyk, maar ek verstaan, dit is beter om na jou self te kyk en jy weet hoever jy jou self kan dryf!!!
Rus lekker en sien uit om jou weer op die been te sien speel. Liefde Allene
10/09/2008 | 10:56 AM
I am so sad that your not coming :( :( Me and my friend made t-shirts with your name on it, and booked row 1 just so you could se us....
I sure hope you come next year.....?!
// Dissapionted fan from Sweden...
10/09/2008 | 08:16 AM
do your best next year .. good luck
10/09/2008 | 05:49 AM
Hello fellow Rogerholics,

I have just finished a huge deadline (like 1 minute ago!) and I have appreciated everyone's posts and conversation the past few days, though I haven't had much time to join in. I look forward to talking to you all again tomor