Swiss tennis player Roger Federer has pulled out of the upcoming ATP 500 event in Dubai.
This development comes after the former world number one lost in the Qatar Open quarter-finals on Thursday.
So far, it has been recorded that it was his first tournament in more than a year.
Federer 39, returned to action after two knee operations last year to beat Briton Dan Evans in three sets in his comeback match in Doha.
The renowned tennis player has made comments on social media after making his decision. He said,
“It’s been great to be back on the @atptour, loved every minute playing in Doha once again,”
“I’ve decided it’s best to go back to training and as a result, I’ve decided to withdraw from Dubai next week.”
Meanwhile, the story for World number two Rafa Nadal, is that the Spanish tennis player has also pulled out of the Dubai Duty Free event, which runs from Sunday to March 20.
On his titles, 20-times Grand Slam winner, Federer is also an eight-time Dubai champion and claimed his 100th tour-level title at the tournament in 2019.