Safin pulls out of Rogers Cup with injured knee

August 3, 2005 10:00 PM
MONTREAL (AP) -- Marat Safin, ranked fourth in the world, has pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup to give his surgically repaired left knee extra time to heal.

Safin underwent minor surgery following Wimbledon and needs at least one more week of rest before he returns to competition, his agent told tournament officials Wednesday.

Top-ranked Roger Federer, the defending champion in Montreal, pulled out of the tournament last month with a foot injury.