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Federer refused to play in Halle, the head of the tournament shocked 

Federer refused to play in Halle, the head of the tournament shocked


Former № 1 in the world Roger Federer dropped out of the tournament in Halle, so as not liable to worsen the situation with his groin before the third contest of the season Grand Slam - Wimbledon Championships.

30-year-old Swiss had to meet last year's winner Lleyton Hewitt in the second round, just three days after tiring marathon at Roland Garros, where Federer lost the final to Rafael Nadal in four sets.

"My body and especially my crotch need to rest after Roland Garros. I am disappointed, but otherwise take too much risk, "wrote Federer at the site of the tournament.

Director Ralph Weber did express its dismay at the decision of Federer. "For me this is a personal disappointment that now I can not describe. I'm shocked, "said Weber.

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