Roger Federer has pulled out of the Halle tournament due to groin pain. Roger was scheduled to face Lleyton Hewitt in the first round, but the Australia must now be feeling a lot more confident about his chances.
“I am very disappointed as it is one of my favorite tournaments on the ATP World Tour, but my body and especially my groin need a rest after the French Open. After talking with my team this morning, I feel that it is too big a risk to take a chance and aggravate it before Wimbledon.
I send my very best wishes to the tournament organisers and all my fans in Halle, and again I am so sorry I can’t go this year. But I will see you next year.”