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Roger Federer out of Western & Southern Open

Jul 7, 2021; London, United Kingdom; Roger Federer (SUI) waving farewell to the Centre Court fans after losing to Hubert Hurkacz (POL) in the quarter finals at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 7, 2021; London, United Kingdom; Roger Federer (SUI) waving farewell to the Centre Court fans after losing to Hubert Hurkacz (POL) in the quarter finals at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports

Roger Federer withdrew from the Western & Southern Open due to a knee injury one day after Naomi Osaka said she wouldn’t play in the event.

The final tune-up for the U.S. Open wraps eight days prior in Cincinnati and is a popular stop, and Federer and Osaka remain entered in the Grand Slam the following week at Flushing Meadows.

Federer, 39, is a seven-time champion of the WSO but event organizers said Thursday they received official word he would not play when the event is held Aug. 14-22.

–Field Level Media