Tennis : Roger Federer will not play at Roland-Garros
His non-participation is not a great surprise. Tennis player Roger Federer announced on Monday, may 15, that he would not go to the edition 2017 of Roland-Garros which will be held in Paris from 28 may to 11 June. The Switzerland of 35 years, said in a press release that” in order to play many years on the circuit, […] it is better to make the dead end on the season on clay. “ He prefers to focus on the seasons, on grass and on hard.
Unfortunately, I won’t be playing @rolandgarros this year. I’ll miss my fans in France, but appreciate your support https://t.co/vRcb4SvQga
— rogerfederer (@Roger Federer)
For the second time in a row, Roger Federer, wounded in the past year, will not play Roland Garros, where he won in 2009. The winner of the last Australian Open ensures that his French fans, he ” bound “, and he will be back on the Grand Slam paris the next year.
His refusal to participate this year in the tournament in paris is not so surprising. Federer had circulated on Twitter last week a video of him training hard in Dubai, while Roland-Garros, is held on clay courts.
The man with 18 major trophies has not played in the competition this year since his title at the Masters 1000 Miami at the beginning of April. It was the third trophy won by the 5e best player in the world this season, after the Australian Open in January and Indian Wells in march.