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We’re still not quite sure if Roger Federer is going to play Roland Garros this spring, but we do know now that the Swiss maestro is pumped for grass.

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“I have high hopes for the grass-court season,” Federer said in this promotional piece for the Mercedes Cup. “I think it’s going to be quite exciting because that’s my big goal for the next few months now, to actually get ready for the grass.”

Federer, thought off as perhaps the best grass-court player of all-time, owns a 152-23 career record on the surface. He went 10-3 on grass last season, reaaching the semifinals at his first appearance at Stuttgart last year before losing to Dominic Thiem.

The World No.4 has made the decision to skip the entire lead-up to Roland Garros this season, saying he needs the time to rest and recover. He plans to compete at the French Open, but some of his recent comments have made it sound like he’s still unsure.

The seven-time champion has clearly set his sights on grass already. After Stuttgart (12 June to 18 June), he’ll play Halle (19 june to 25 June) before Wimbledon (3 July to 16 July).

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