Roger Federer has confirmed his intention to play the Canadian Open in Montreal next week, the Swiss announced on his website.
“I’m happy to be coming back to Montreal as I have not had a chance to play there for many years,” said Federer. “This 2017 season has been very exciting and I am really looking forward to being back out on the court on the ATP Tour.”
Federer, who turns 36 next Tuesday during the event, is then also scheduled to play Cincinnati before the US Open. And with him in the Race lead, his entry suggests he’s making a run at the No. 1 ranking currently held by Andy Murray.
Federer has won the Canadian Open twice but back in 2004 and 2006, and has played just one time in the last five years, making the finals in 2014.
With defending champion Novak Djokovic done for the season, Federer will be joined by rivals Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.
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