Originally Posted by Fee
He has officially pulled out of Stockholm, but not Paris yet (although he probably will).
he needs to play Paris
Anyway, this is part of what his website posted the other day:
Andy Withdraws from Stockholm
by: Sarah Alvanipour
In an effort to conserve his energy and continue his preparations for two important year-end events, the Tennis Masters Cup, and of course, the Davis Cup Finals, Andy has elected to withdraw from the Stockholm Open which is slated to begin next Monday, October 25 in the Swedish capital.
This was a decision, which was made after careful consideration of a variety of factors by Andy and his team, and was thought to be in Andy’s best interest.
This will give Andy an opportunity to continue resting this elbow and knee and to recharge before he begins the final leg of the ATP Circuit’s fall season, which for him as well as some other players, has been extended into December. The short off-season makes for one tough task for these players since they return to competition less than one month after the Davis Cup finals, leaving little time for recuperation.
Although fans may be disappointed, they will find comfort in the fact that Andy is taking proper measures to ensure his health, avoiding the grind that can cause injuries and burnout, a similar decision made by other players in the past as well.