Roger Federer reveals why French Open could be his LAST ever tournament – Express

Roger Federer reveals why French Open could be his LAST ever tournament – Express

Roger Federer made the bold decision to return to clay during the 2019 season after deciding to skip it for three years in a row.

The Swiss veteran prompted theories that he could retire at the end of the current season by the announcement, and he has now admitted that his trip to Roland Garros could be his last tournament in the sport.

“The fact that this can be my last Roland-Garros? Each tournament can be the last,” Federer told French TV channel Stade 2.

“Yes, it is not excluded, it’s true.“

Although the 37-year-old admits that any tournament he now attends could end up being his last, he isn’t planning for it to be at the upcoming Grand Slam.

He continued: “I do not see my arrival at Roland Garros this year as if it was the last.

“I want to play it like 10 years ago, it does not change.

“I will be happy if I win a few games and if I can perhaps spend the first week at Roland Garros.

“We do not know the table, it’s hard to talk about it. But it would be a shame to visit Roland for the last time.

“It would be bad, but I will give my best.”

Federer’s old rival Rafael Nadal is the favourites to take the crown in France having won the tournament on 11 occasions.

The Spaniard’s impressive win over Novak Djokovic in the final of the Italian Open also means that he will travel to France in peak form.

Although he will enter the competition as the underdog, Federer is glad to be back on clay, and admits that he has missed the tournament.

He continued: ”What made me decide to come back to Roland-Garros? In the end, it’s envy.

“I like slipping, cushioning, riding at odds, playing with angles. See the fans I have not seen here.

“I hope to win a few games to really savour this audience.”