National Sports News
Roger Federer withdraws from Madrid Open to be with family for next 'few weeks'
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:09 AM EDT
Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Madrid Open to spend more time with his family ahead of the birth of his third child.
Federer's announcement means he will likely miss the Rome Masters next week. He's previously suggested he would skip the French Open beginning on May 25 if it conflicted with the birth. Federer, a three-time winner in Madrid, hasn't missed a Grand Slam tournament since 2000.
Second-ranked Novak Djokovic also withdrew from Madrid because of a long-term wrist injury.