Federer only attended the French Open at clay season
Roger Federer confirmed that the French Open was the only tournament of the “speed boat” during the 2020 clay season.
“He is scheduled to play only in the French Open,” representative Tony Godsick told Reuters.
There has been speculation that Roger Federer will attend the Masters in Madrid and Rome in the schedule this year, but his representative Tony Godsick has denied this.
The Swiss player skipped the entire clay season in 2017 and 2018 and played only two competitions on this surface last season at the Madrid Masters and the French Open.
The 38-year-old has cut the number of tournaments in the past few years to extend his career. The reason Federer did not play much on clay court, because this court caused many bad effects on his knee surgery. In addition, the season starts soon after the French Open ends.
Unlike many famous players, Federer refused to attend the ATP Cup earlier in the year to spend more time with his family. He went to the Australian Open without playing an official match since ATP Finals in November 2019, but still reached the semi-finals and only lost to defending champion Novak Djokovic.
In the French Open, Federer only once enjoyed the full joy of taking the throne in 2009 after defeating Robin Soderling. Four other times, he reached the final but all failed to win against Rafael Nadal. In 2018, in the 3-year re-export, Federer reached the semi-finals and only lost to the familiar opponent Nadal.
Next week, “Express Train” will travel to Dubai to defend the championship, then move to the United States for two major tournaments, Miami and Indian Wells at the end of March. He will be absent from the tournament for nearly 2 months. and will only return to the French Open, starting on May 24.