Roger Federer will only play Roland Garros on the clay court tour


After the 1000 Masters in Miami, the Swiss will wait until the second Grand Slam of the year. Roland Garros will be the only brick powder tournament Roger Federer will play this season. This is what his agent told Reuters.

The Swiss skipped all the clay season in 2017 and 2018 and last year he played only two tournaments on that surface before arriving in Paris for the ‘major’ of France.

It was speculated that Federer would include the Masters of Madrid and Rome in his calendar for 2020, but his agent, Tony Godsick, said that will not happen.

“As his agenda says, he plans to play only Roland Garros,” Godsick told Reuters.

The 38-year-old has reduced in recent years the number of tournaments he plays, in an attempt to prolong his career.

Unlike his main rivals, Federer, who won the last of his 20 Grand Slam titles in 2018 at Melbourne Park, chose not to play the first edition of the ATP Cup in Australia to spend more time with his family before launching his Season 22 on the circuit.

He landed in the Australian great without having played a competitive game since November last year (month in which he played the ATP Finals). Even so he reached the semifinals, where he fell against Novak Djokovic, who would become the champion of the Australian tournament.

Federer, who won the French Open only once, in 2009, will arrive rested for this year’s campaign at Roland Garros , which begins on May 24.

The Miami Masters hard court tournament from March 25 to April 5 is the last step on your calendar before Paris.

The Swiss will defend his title at the Dubai Open next week before playing at the BNP Paribas Open next month in California.


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