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'Fatigued' Federer pulls out of Asian events

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  • Roger Federer pulls out of next month's Japan Open and Shanghai Masters
  • The world number one withdraws from Asian tournaments because of fatigue
  • The Swiss maestro reached the final of all four majors this year, winning two
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(CNN) -- World number one Roger Federer has pulled out of next month's Japan Open and Shanghai Masters because of fatigue.

World number one Federer will not play in Tokyo or Shanghai next month after an exhausting season.

World number one Federer will not play in Tokyo or Shanghai next month after an exhausting season.

Speaking on his official Web site, the Swiss said: "After consultation with my team and doctors, I decided to take the difficult decision to withdraw from both tournaments.

"It means I can give my body a chance to rest, rehabilitate and fully recover from a physically challenging year.

"I am disappointed that I have to withdraw from Tokyo and Shanghai as they are two of my favorite cities in the world and the fans have been great to me over the years," he added.

Federer, recently a father of twins, won the French Open and Wimbledon this season, as well as reaching the finals of both the Australian and U.S. Opens grand slams.

He also helped Switzerland retain their place in the World Group of the Davis Cup.

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