Halle: Roger Federer pulled out of the Gerry Weber Open grass-court tournament to rest his groin ahead of Wimbledon.
Federer is a five-time champion at the Wimbledon warmup tournament and was the No. 1 seed.
"I am very disappointed as it's one of my absolute favorite tournaments on the ATP Tour, but my body, especially my groin, really needs a rest," Federer said on his website Monday - a day after losing to Rafael Nadal in the French Open final. "After talking with my team this morning, I feel that it's way too risky to take a chance on aggravating it even more before Wimbledon."