- Olympics confirms that he will go to Tokyo
Deprived of his idol for three years, between 2016 and 2018, Roger Federer's French fans will have the pleasure of seeing him at Roland Garros for the second consecutive edition. The Swiss tennis player announced in an interview with the 'CNN' that the French Grand Slam is on his calendar, next to the Olympic Games, the Australian Open, Wimbledon, the US Open and, perhaps, Cincinnati before the New York appointment. A menu loaded for a player who will turn 39 on August 8.
"I will be in Roland Garros, but I probably won't play long before that tournament. I need to spend time with my family. We need vacations, a break. Especially if I play the Tokyo Olympics," said the Swiss, father of four children , whose first objective in 2020 will be the Australian Open.
For three seasons, from 2016 to 2018, the man with the most Grand Slams in history (20) did not go to the gala capital, much to the disappointment of fans who love him. Good for being injured, good for conserving strength for Wimbledon.
In 2019, ten years after his only victory in the clay of Paris against the Swedish Robin Soderling , his return came with a great performance. Federer reached the semifinals, where he was eliminated by Rafael Nadal (6-3, 6-4, 6-2), the future champion.It was the sixth time in six games (two of them final) that the Swiss tennis player lost in Roland Garros Against his great rival.
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