Federer confirms Paris Masters participation

Federer confirms Paris Masters participation

Federer confirms Paris Masters participation

Milos Raonic also withdrew from the tournament, citing a right elbow injury, which handed Roger Federer a walkover to the last 16.

The 27-year-old Raonic survived an epic three-set first round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France (6-7, 7-6, 7-6) on Tuesday.

This time it wasn't the troublesome right knee which had sidelined him since the US Open semifinals in early September, but rather an abdominal injury which just crept up on him.

A mouth watering week awaits the tennis fans, as the race to finish world number one heats up in Paris, as the top three look to battle it out in the final masters 1000 tournament of the season.

It is the first non-Grand Slam event to feature Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic since last year's Indian Wells Masters. It would not be fair and not good for me and for nobody to go inside the court knowing that probably the full tournament will not be possible to play'.

"I didn't want to play there at that time". "I was checking with the doctor and the doctor says that is recommended to not play, because if I continue the abdominal maybe can break and can be a major thing, and I really don't want that".

"It was great to be here in Paris for a couple of days and practise with the guys", Nadal told a news conference. "As long as I don't feel like I'm taking a chance on my health prior to London (the ATP Tour Finals), that's the key as well", Federer said.


"Of course I know, I'm aware of what's happening, and it's sad, of course".

"I feel like I recovered well from last week", Federer said.

The Swiss star missed the event the past two years due to a combination of injury and selective scheduling.

The 16th-seeded Sock saved all four break points he faced in a 6-3, 6-3 win against Frenchman Richard Gasquet, while Zverev advanced 6-4, 6-4 over American Francis Tiafoe.

Kei Nishikori had a straightforward 7-5 6-4 won over Adrian Mannarino in the last 32 at the Paris Masters.

Seventh-seeded Kevin Anderson, the Wimbledon runner-up, got past Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3).

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