Next week’s Toronto Masters tennis tournament is set to be without some of the biggest names in the game . Their absence could see the tournament become a stale one and huge disappointment for their ardent fans . The players who have decided to give the tournament a miss are Swiss legend Roger Federer , Spaniard Rafael Nadal and current Wimbledon champion Andy Murray .
Seventeen-time Major champion Federer who lost in the semis of Wimbledon 2016 said he would like to take more time after Wimbledon while Nadal, who has 14 Grand Slam titles, still is recovering from his wrist injury that forced him to miss Wimbledon, reports Xinhua.
That leaves Serbian world No.1 Novak Djokovic, who suffered a shock third-round defeat to American Sam Querrey at Wimbledon, as the only member of tennis’ “big four” taking part in the Toronto event which runs from July 25 to July 31.
The “big four” are expected to take part in the Rio Olympic Games which start on August 5.