Roger Federer pulled out of the ATP Finals ahead of his title match on Sunday with Novak Djokovic. Federer said he was unfit to compete against Djokovic.
“It’s a very disappointing end to the season,” Federer said. “I was playing so well here, had a great season so far. I was feeling great until yesterday’s tiebreaker. I felt all of a sudden the back was feeling funny. I tried to have treatment on it, medication on it, just tried to turn around as quick as possible really, but didn’t really feel that much of an improvement overnight. Then you don’t have a day off or anything to work with, obviously it’s not enough time to recover. The way I feel right now, there’s no way I can compete at any level really.”