Jun 10, 2009

Roger Federer pulls out of Wimbledon warm up

Finally, Roger Federer decided to pull out of the Gerry Weber Open, his usual grass-court warm-up for Wimbledon, saying he is “overwhelmed” and “exhausted" after his French Open victory.

The withdrawal came two days after Federer’s record-tying 14th Grand Slam victory at the French Open, the only major title that had been missing from his resume.
“I sincerely apologize to the tournament organizers, my competitors, and my fans in Germany," Federer said Tuesday on his website.

"I only hope they will understand that I still feel emotionally overwhelmed and exhausted by the incredible events of the past few days."

“It is hard for me to admit, but I simply cannot imagine giving my best effort in another tournament right away and I don’t want to risk injury if I am not 100 percent prepared."

"I need to rest and recuperate,” the "Grand Slam Man" said.
Federer has won the tournament in Halle five times, and four of those years he went on to win Wimbledon.

(Via AP)


By the way, before I post this on ebay and other channels, I would like to announce that I have a T-shirt (belongs to a friend) with Roger Federer and Pete Sampras autographs (yes, on the same t-shirt!) from the 2007 Clash of Times exhibition match held in Kuala Lumpur.

There's nothing better than having two autographs of the champions and 14-Grand Slam holders in one T-shirt!

There are only 2 T-shirts of its kind, so it's a limited edition whereby you can't get this elsewhere. Only 1 t-shirt is available for bidding.

Anyone who's interested to bid for this valuable t-shirt, please send your bids to

The bidding price starts at USD$150.

Please take note that you'll have to take care of the postage. Most likely will be sent via FedEx ;-)

Only serious bidders and die-hard Federer and Sampras fans will be entertained.

Feel free to contact me if you would like to have more info about the t-shirt, the exho event, postage, how to make payment if you won the bid, etc.

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