first_imgOrganizers said the event, which takes place August 4-12 at Toronto’s York University, will feature 19 of the top 20 players in the world including reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic and world number one Rafael Nadal.“It’s unfortunate that we won’t have Roger in Toronto this summer,” said tournament spokesman Karl Hale.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Roger Federer of Switzerland wipes his face during his men’s singles match against France’s Adrian Mannarino, on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Monday July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has pulled out of next month’s ATP Rogers Cup tournament in Toronto due to scheduling concerns.The 36-year-old Federer said he needs to be prudent about how many tournaments he plays in a season.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended until July 2019 for use of IV “I’m so disappointed not to play at the Rogers Cup this summer,” said world number two Federer. “I had a fantastic time in Montreal last year and always enjoy playing in front of the Canadian fans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“But unfortunately with scheduling being the key to my longevity moving forward, I have regrettably decided to withdraw from Toronto this year.”Jeremy Chardy of France will take Federer’s place in the main draw. View commentslast_img read more