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Tennis: Federer withdraws from Madrid Masters to be with pregnant wife

Roger Federer has pulled out of the Madrid Masters this week as his wife Mirka is due to give birth to the couple's third child.

MADRID: Roger Federer has pulled out of the Madrid Masters this week as his wife Mirka is due to give birth to the couple's third child.

"I've decided to withdraw from Madrid to be with my wife Mirka during these next few exciting weeks for our family," he said on his official Facebook page.

"I apologise to my fans and hope to be back in Madrid next year. I'll be training near my home, and am excited to rejoin the Tour soon!"

The 17-time Grand Slam champion's withdrawal comes just two days after world number two Novak Djokovic also pulled out of the tournament in the Spanish capital due to a wrist injury.

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