World No. 4 Marat Safin pulls out of Rogers Cup with injured knee
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
MONTREAL (CP) - Marat Safin, ranked fourth in the world, has pulled out of the upcoming Rogers Cup tennis tournament to allow his injured left knee to heal.
Safin underwent minor surgery on the knee following Wimbledon and needs at least one more week of rest before he returns to competition, his agent told tournament officials Wednesday.
Last month, World No. 1 and defending champion Roger Federer pulled out of the tournament with a foot injury.
The tournament opens Saturday, with the main draw starting Monday.