Madrid Open: Three-time champion Roger Federer to make clay-court return in Spanish capital after two years out

The 37-year-old Federer didn't play in clay tournaments for two seasons, but said he will be back this year as he prepares for his first French Open appearance since 2015

The Associated Press February 20, 2019 16:30:44 IST
Madrid Open: Three-time champion Roger Federer to make clay-court return in Spanish capital after two years out
  • Roger Federer will play at the Madrid Open as part of his return to the clay court

  • The 37-year-old Federer didn't play in clay tournaments for two seasons, but said he will be back this year as he prepares for his first French Open appearance since 2015

  • Federer is the second most successful player at the Madrid Open with three titles, behind five-time champion Rafael Nadal

Madrid: Roger Federer will play at the Madrid Open as part of his return to the clay court.

Madrid Open Threetime champion Roger Federer to make claycourt return in Spanish capital after two years out

Roger Federer at the Madrid Open in 2012. Reuters

Organizers say the 20-time Grand Slam champion will participate in the tournament from 3-12 May.

The 37-year-old Federer didn't play in clay tournaments for two seasons, but said he will be back this year as he prepares for his first French Open appearance since 2015.

Federer is the second most successful player at the Madrid Open with three titles, behind five-time champion Rafael Nadal. Federer's last Madrid title came in 2012.

Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic are also expected to play in Madrid this year.

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