Because Fed did a more grievous tournament withdrawal in 2011. Halle is Fed's favorite pre-Wimby event so much that in 2010 (or earlier), Fed signed a contract with Halle for continued commitment so they must have jacked up his appearance fee. That year, he lost to Hewitt in the finals. That's fine because Fed was still in the finals guaranteeing tickets etc. In 2011, after losing to Rafa in RG in a 4-setter, Fed withdrew from Halle which surely lost a ton of money. Andy had an injury reason for Basel but Fed was not injured - not physically. Did he think twice about the Halle director's beyond-headache disappointment?
Fed pulled out of Halle because of groin strain - which is why it was perhaps a bit rich when he seemed to criticise Andy for pulling out of Basel for much the same reason.http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/13674283
Roger Federer has withdrawn from a Wimbledon warm-up tournament in Halle, Germany to rest his sore groin.
The world number three, who lost to Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open on Sunday, pulled out of the Gerry Weber Open grasscourt event on Monday.
"After talking with my team this morning, I feel that it is too big a risk to take a chance and aggravate it before Wimbledon," said Federer.
Wimbledon, which the Swiss player has won six times, starts on 20 June.
Federer added of his decision to withdraw from the event in Germany: "I am very disappointed as it's one of my absolute favourite tournaments on the ATP Tour, but my body, especially my groin, really needs a rest."
The 29-year-old has won at Halle five times but his late withdrawal has angered organisers.
"I am stunned," said tournament director Ralf Weber said. "Our plans for the past year have been nearly exclusively with Roger appearing.
"He never gave us any doubts that he had health problems. I clearly expressed my disappointment to his management."
The tournament director had a private jet and a maid service lined up for him as well apparently!
I enjoyed the article Nigel, and while some may say quotes are taken out of context or are poor translations, the clothes speak for themselves - that "gold topped milk" outfit was unbelievable!