Roger Federer confirms that clay season and Roland Garros return are in his thoughts again for 2020

Roger Federer at the French Open

Roger Federer has hinted that he could play clay court season again in 2020 – as long as his increasingly busy schedule ‘aligns’.

The 38-year-old returned to the red dirt of Roland Garros this season after three years away, and made it to the semi-finals before being vanquished by a typically dominant Rafael Nadal.

At the time, it was suggested that it may have bee part of a ‘farewell tour’ of sorts as part of plans to retire this season, but he has confirmed details plans for next season that include Wimbledon, the Olympics, and the US Open.

And he has hinted that he could add the French Open to that schedule again, confirming that clay season is very much part of his thinking.

“I just needed to take time and to speak with my wife, my team and listen to my heart. What did I really want to do?” Federer said regarding his Olympics plans.

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“I had to figure out the schedule with clay, grass, US Open, hard courts and everything. How it’s going to all align.

“I knew I wanted to play at the Olympics but I didn’t know if I could do everything.

“I am not the youngest any more and I have to pick my moments but I just felt I can do it and I want to do it.”

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