Roger Federer may be open to returning to clay court competition in 2019
Roger Federer has held discussions over appearing at the Barcelona Open, fuelling speculation he may be open to playing clay court season in 2019.
Federer has made a habit of skipping clay court season in recent years, including the French Open, in a bid to prolong his career and prepare for grass.
However, Barcelona Open tournament president Albert Agusti says that discussions are ongoing for him to feature next season.
“He came when he was very young but he did not in the last ten years,” Agusti said of the Swiss legend.
“Last year we had conversations, a door got opened but he decided not to play the clay-court season, and now we are waiting what he decided about 2019 after the ATP Finals.
“If he does not rule out clay we are here.
“It’s not just a money matter, but also a relationship, and on this way, [tournament director] Albert Costa’s work has been great.”
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