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Federer, Nadal join Murray in skipping Rogers Cup

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have pulled out of the Rogers Cup, leaving the Toronto tournament without three of the world’s top four men’s tennis players.

Tennis Canada announced the withdrawals Tuesday, a day after Wimbledon champion and world No. 2 Andy Murray said he would not defend his Rogers Cup title this year.

No. 3 Federer is coming off a run to the semifinals at Wimbledon, where he lost in five sets to Canada’s Milos Raonic.

Fourth-ranked Nadal has not played since withdrawing from the French Open after suffering a wrist injury.

The tournament begins with the start of qualifying on Saturday.

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