Roger Federer pulls out of Paris
Roger Federer withdrew from the Paris Masters and will be replaced by Victor Hanescu.
Federer announced his withdrawal after losing a 2-hour, 44-minute final against Juan Martin del Potro in Basel.
"It's the only right decision for me," he said. "I had some niggling stuff and I didn't want to take a chance obviously before the World Tour Finals. I need some time to prepare."
In 2011, Federer won the Paris tournament for the first time at age 30 and took the London title the following week.
"I had one of the best weeks of my life last year," he said. "The fans were amazing, and the last thing I want to do is mislead any fans. This is really just a last-minute decision."