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Federer to limit clay participation

13th February 2020, 17:52 by Dan McCarthy

Roger Federer will limit his clay court participation to just the French Open in 2020, according to reports.

The Swiss icon has tended to skip clay events in the last few years in order to keep his fitness levels to a maximum for the grass season.

He went three years without playing Roland Garros before entering last year where he was beaten by eventual champion Rafa Nadal in the semi-finals in straight sets.

Reports earlier suggested Federer would play in the Masters events in Madrid and Rome prior to the French Open.

However, fresh reports indicate he will shun those tournaments and continue to be selective with his schedule.

The 38-year-old has only ever won the French Open once in his glittering career with the clay tournament being by far his weakest Grand Slam event.

He lifted the trophy for the only time thus far in 2009 after defeating Swede Robin Soderling in the final.

2020's edition, which will be the 124th, is set to get underway on May 24.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Dan McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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