Roger Federer will finally return to the clay this spring for the first time since 2016. Federer will open his clay season at the Madrid Masters.
“Federer is one of the best players of all time, it’s no secret”, said tournament director Feliciano Lopez,. “We are happy because his return to Madrid is a gift to the tournament, but above all the fans will be able to see a unique player in the Caja Magica. Having the Swiss player back on clay with Djokovic and Nadal is going to be unmissable.”
Federer last played on the dirt at Rome in 2016. As he entered his late 30s, Federer wanted to reduce his schedule to give himself better chances at Wimbledon and the US Open, but since foregoing the clay, he’s only won those events just once, and that was 2017 Wimbledon.
There is no official word if Federer will play any other clay events.
Eleven of his 99 career titles have come on clay.
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