Federer Withdraws from Tournament

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HALLE, Germany (AP) - Roger Federer has pulled out of the Gerry
Weber Open, his usual grass-court warm-up for Wimbledon, saying he
is "overwhelmed" and "exhausted" after his French Open win.

The withdrawal came two days after Federer's record-tying 14th Grand Slam victory at the French Open, the only major title that had been missing from his resume.

"I sincerely apologize to the tournament organizers, my competitors, and my fans in Germany. I only hope they will understand that I still feel emotionally overwhelmed and exhausted by the incredible events of the past few days," Federer said Tuesday on his Web site.