Roger Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup in Montreal after losing Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England — Roger Federer is going to take the Rogers Cup off.

Federer announced his decision to skip the ATP Tour event in Montreal after losing the men's Wimbledon final on Sunday.

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Federer lost to rival Novak Djokovic 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) at the grass court Grand Slam event.

"We had decided I was going to skip Montreal anyway already a week ago, just give myself enough time," said the 37-year-old Federer, who was visibly tired after a nearly five-hour match. "I wish I had more, but I don't. I'm just going to take enough time off what I can and prepare for Cincinnati and get going from then on again."

The Rogers Cup begins Aug. 5 with the men's tournaments in Montreal and the women's tournament in Toronto.

The Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati begins the next week and serves as a warm-up event for the U.S. Open.

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