Roger Federer reveals he will only play one grass tournament before Wimbledon

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Sunday, May 12th, 2019 | 0

Roger Federer has revealed he will make some changes to his grass schedule in order to stay afresh for the all-important Wimbledon.

The 20-time Grand Slam opted not to take part in the clay season the last couple of years to feature in the entire grass swing. This year, however, he made his comeback on clay and will also compete at the Roland Garros that gets under way on May 26.  

Consequently, he has decided not to jet off to Stuttgart, revealing his only Wimbledon tune-up will be the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.

“This year I did not sign up for Stuttgart because I felt that I played too much last year and that was harmful,” the Swiss ace was quoted as saying.

“This year I considered that only playing in Halle would be better before Wimbledon.”

Federer played his first clay tournament in three at the ongoing Madrid Open, where he crashed out in the quarter-finals following a 4-6 7-6 6-4 defeat at the hands of Dominic Thiem.

The 37-year-old is now scheduled to participate at the Italian Open in Rome that gets under way on Monday. With a bye first up, he will face either United States’ Frances Tiafoe or Joao Sousa of Portugal in the second round.

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