Through a statement on his official website , tennis player Roger Federer has announced that, surprisingly, he will not participate in Roland Garros . A decision that the winner of the 2009 edition has taken with his mind set in the coming months, where he will have to participate in grass and hard court tournaments.
This is the letter with which the Swiss has communicated to his followers his absence in the French tournament:
“Dear fans, Unfortunately, I have decided not to participate in Roland Garros. I have worked hard both on and off the track for the last few months, but with the intention of being able to continue for more years on the ATP circuit, I think it is best to skip the clay season this year and prepare for grass and track hard.
The start of the year has been magical, but I have to recognize that dosing will be the key if I want to stay active longer. So, my team and I have concluded that playing a single clay court tournament was not the best thing for me Preparation for the rest of the season.
I will miss the French fans, who have always been very supportive and I hope to see them in the next edition of Roland Garros.