After his Davis Cup matches in Australia Roger has decided to skip the Shangai Masters, which starts on the 8th October. Half expected after he admitted he was beat up after playing three 4 set matches in 3 days immediately after the US Open Semi.
Probably a wise move from Roger here, I guess it was a tough decision as he has a lot of fans in the Far East, but at 30 years old managing his body is key to furthering his career and making sure he stays fresh and sharp for the bigger tournaments i.e. Grand Slams.
After consultation with my team, I’ve unfortunately decided to pull out of the Shanghai Masters in order to take some necessary time to rest and recuperate after a long summer, I have some nagging injuries that I need to address and I look forward to returning to the ATP World Tour as soon as possible
I imagine he will return for the Swiss Indoor Masters event in his home town of Basel on the 31st of October. Hopefully he will be recovered and take the title there before heading off to Bercy.