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Tennis No. 1 Roger Federer pulls out of Rogers Cup tournament in Toronto

08/03/2012 01:57 EDT | Updated 10/03/2012 05:12 EDT
TORONTO - Tennis Canada says world No. 1 Roger Federer has withdrawn from Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Due to Federer's withdrawal, Canada's Milos Raonic now moves into the No. 16 seed position and will receive a first-round bye.

The draw to determine first-round match-ups will take place on Saturday.

The Rogers Cup run from Saturday through Aug. 12 at the Rexall Centre in Toronto.

Federer says he's disappointed to have to withdraw from the Toronto tournament.

Federer blames his withdrawal on having played in numerous tournaments recently.

"After a long stretch of tournaments, I will need some time to recover," said Federer.

"I look forward to coming back to Canada next year."

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