Roger Federer to miss French Open, aims for the grass court
Roger Federer will not play French Open,
Roger Federer will sit outside the court and enjoy French Open 2017, rather play for the title. He wants to take a leave from clay court season.
The 18-time grand slam champion said, “it was a hard decision but he made the decision because he wants tp play ATP tour for many years to come”.
The Swiss star will now prepare for the big Wimbledon coming next, the grass and later hard court season now his new targets, starting from June this year.
“I need to recognize that scheduling will be the key to my longevity,” Federer said.
“I and my team decided that playing one tournament on clay can demolish my fitness and it was in my best interest to leave one event if I want to play long.”
“It is really disappointing for me to miss the French open, I always loved playing in France and I will miss the fans. Meanwhile, I will look forward to playing the next year. ”
He missed last year’s event too due to his injury, and it was the first time since his debut in 1999 he did not compete.
He only won once in 2009 and 4 times runner up.
Roger Federer is relying greatly on 2017, he won 3 titles, Australian open, first success in five years, BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells and later Miami Open.
The French Open begins on 28 May.