It’s heartbreak for fans all across the world as the news that Roger Federer to skip French Open recently broke out.
The Swiss Maestro confirmed on his official site and even updated his Social Media handles about the same, leaving his fans in shock.
Federer, a former French Open Champion (2009) has decided to focus on the grass and hard court events, something which seems like the right thing to do following his amazing results on the faster surface this year!
He sent out a message for his fans which read –
“Regrettably, I’ve decided not to participate in the French Open. I’ve been working really hard, both on and off the court, during the last month but in order to try and play on the ATP World Tour for many years to come, I feel it’s best to skip the clay court season this year and prepare for the grass and hard court seasons. The start to the year has been magical for me but I need to recognize that scheduling will be the key to my longevity moving forward. Thus, my team and I concluded today that playing just one event on clay was not in the best interest of my tennis and physical preparation for the remainder of the season. I will miss the French fans, who have always been so supportive and I look forward to seeing them at Roland Garros next year.