Roger Federer hints at Roland Garos return after three-year absence

World number one Roger Federer has hinted he may be ready to compete in the French Open again.

Federer has notplayed at Roland Garos for nearly three years due to a combination of injury an a decision to skip clay court season to focus his efforts elsewhere, but he says he “hopes” that will change in 2018.

“I dream of coming back to Roland-Garros,” Federer told RMC Sport.

“[But] I do not know, I will decide that in April after Indian Wells.

“[It depends on] how I feel, it’s much more than a decision, it’s the decision of the year, it’s in the middle of the year, it’s a surface change.

“I’m going to focus on the hard but honestly, I hope.”