Roger Federer has withdrawn from the upcoming Shanghai Rolex Masters.
The world no.3, who was last seen in action at the US Open, was scheduled to return to the tour in Shanghai next month.
But Federer, who reached the final of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament last year, revealed on Friday that he had decided to miss the event.
"After consultation with my team, I’ve unfortunately decided to pull out of the Shanghai Rolex Masters in order to take some necessary time to rest and recuperate after a long summer," said the Swiss Maestro.
"I have some nagging injuries that I need to address and I look forward to returning to the ATP World Tour as soon as possible.
"I have very fond memories of Shanghai so I will miss this amazing tournament and all my loyal Chinese fans, but I look forward to returning to China next fall."
Federer is now is scheduled to return to action at the end of October in his hometown tournament in Basel.