No Toronto Masters for Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal

The absence of the big three on the tour Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray is expected to take the sheen of the Toronto masters tournament
Andy Murray and Roger Federer

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.