World number one tennis player Roger Federer won't be playing before the home fans this week at the Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel. The Swiss star injured his left thigh during a warm-up Tuesday morning and had to withdraw.
Federer, a former ball-boy at this event, had been seeking his first tournament title in seven appearances in his home city.
In first round action at the Swiss event, fifth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain needed three sets to oust Swiss qualifier Stanislas Wawrinka, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4. Czech Jiri Novak opened the day by beating Florian Mayer of Germany, 6-2, 6-3.
Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.