The Madrid Open confirmed Roger Federer will play in the event which begins on Sunday.
“Federer is one of the best players in history and Madrid is a special place for him,” tournament director Manolo Santana said. “We are delighted to have him back in the Caja Mágica. In addition, he is one of the fans’ favourites because of everything he has achieved in his career. We will be welcoming him with open arms.”
In his return from knee surgery, Federer fell to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Monte Carlo quarterfinals two weeks ago.
Federer is a 3-time Madrid champion winning in 2006 when it was indoors, 2009 beating Rafael Nadal and 2012 when he knocked out Tomas Berdych on the blue clay.
The men’s draw in Madrid will be released Saturday morning. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are all expected in the field.
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