Roger Federer has put and end to the speculation that he would skip the Rome Masters 1000 at the Foro Italico. After his big title Sunday in Madrid, Federer hinted that his body may not allow him to compete in Rome.
Tennis.com also reported that Federer was on medication during Madrid for an undisclosed ailment.
But according to this Blick story filed today, Federer will be playing his second round match tomorrow against Carlos Berlocq.
Federer, who has twice finished runner-up in Rome (2003, 2006) but has never won, is seeded to meet defending champion Novak Djokovic in his semifinal.
Rafael Nadal in in the other half of the draw. Nadal and Federer are in a battle for the No. 2 seeding/ranking for the French Open.
Via Facebook page earlier, Federer posted “Enjoying a tourist bus tour in Rome. This city is amazing!”
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