Roger has finally broken his silence over whether or not he would play in the French Open this. Much to the delight of his fans, Federer has confirmed that he plans to play at Roland Garros this year after missing out on last year’s event due to knee and back injuries. In a recent interview, Roger Federer gives an update on his French Open status.
This will clear up a lot of things as there have been a lot of conjectures circulating around Federer’s decision to participate in the upcoming clay court season. While many claim that he will never have a better chance to win the French Open again, some have argued that his body will probably not be able to withstand the grind.
Here is what the man himself had to say about this.
“I am registered and my intention is to play,” he said, after beating John Isner in an exhibition match in Washington.
“I feel very privileged to be back on a tennis court. Last year was extremely difficult, having had surgery and the knee never healing.
“Then I had back pain too, and it all got too much at Wimbledon and I was out for six months.
“But I was able to spend some incredible time with the family and start preparing for this season and hoping that the work that I put in in the off-season was going to really pay off.
“I was going to get a second chance to really play tennis again on the professional tour and so when I did come back in Australia, it was really exciting.”
Federer has won the French Open once in his career in 2009. The reason why people want to see him at Roland Garros this year is because of the form that he has shown over the past couple of months.
In what will be known as one of the most romantic moments in tennis history, Federer returned from injury and won the Australian Open earlier this year. Since his Grand Slam triumph, Federer has notched up another couple of trophies along the way as he continues to play some of the best tennis of his career.
Now that he has confirmed his interest in playing at the French Open, we as fans will wait and watch his performances to see if he can add another Grand Slam to his kitty.