Federer withdraws from Dubai Championships with lung infection

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Dubai Championships because of a lung infection.

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Dubai Championships because of a lung infection.

Organisers said the top-ranked Swiss star picked up the infection last week and will miss the US$2 million event, which starts on Monday, for the second straight year.

A four-time winner in Dubai, Federer will rest for two weeks and is expected to return at Indian Wells from March 11.
“I’m hoping to be back for Indian Wells. But of course, there are no promises,” Federer said. “This is something that will be finished only with proper treatment.”
 
Jan Hernych of the Czech Republic replaces him in the main draw.
 
Andy Roddick, the 2008 champion, withdrew from the tournament on Saturday.

 

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