The Swiss tennis star, Roger Federer has decided to pull his name from the French Open as he feels that he need more time to practice for Wimbledon. He said that he not young and need to choose the tournament in which he would play.
It’s a good decision from Roger as he understands that he has more chance of winning on the grass court than the clay court. His tournament record also suggests this that he is more successful in Wimbledon than French Open.
Federer made a massive comeback after winning the Australian Open in January. He won that tournament after being away from tennis due to injury. He will miss this tournament for the second time in the row as he did not feature last year also due to injury.
Federer said,” I have worked very hard both on and off the court in order to try and play on ATP World tour for many years to come. I feel it’s best to skip the clay court season and prepare for grass and hard court season.”
Federer who is currently ranked no 5 in the world, also said, “The start of the year has been magical for me but I need to recognize that scheduling will be the key to my longevity and moved forward. So, I have concluded today that playing just one clay event was not in the best interest of my tennis and the physical preparation for the remainder of the season.”
Federer is already 35 years old and is not likely to play this game longer. So, he wants to make the maximum of whatever time that he would be playing and one way of doing that is to select the tournament in which he is confident to perform well.
This season has been superb for the Swiss star as he has already won 3 biggest titles this year namely Australian Open, Indian Wells, and Miami Open.
Federer will focus on the Wimbledon which starts on 3rd July. He has already won that tournament record 7 times and would try to make that 8 this time around.