Roger Federer pulls out of Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer
Federer last won a major title at the Australian Open in 2010

Roger Federer has pulled out of next month's Shanghai Masters to "rest and recuperate" after a gruelling summer.

The 16-times Grand Slam champion to Novak Djokovic in the US Open semi-finals at Flushing Meadows earlier this month.

Federer then travelled to Australia to aid Switzerland's return to the Davis Cup World Group.

"I have some nagging injuries that I need to address," the world number three told the ATP official websiteexternal-link.

"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 look forward to returning to the ATP World Tour as soon as possible.

"I have very fond memories of Shanghai so I will miss this amazing tournament and all my loyal Chinese fans, but I look forward to returning to China next fall."

Federer's next scheduled match is on 31 October at his hometown Swiss Indoors event in Basel.