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Roland Garros Federer's Lone Clay Event for 2020


Roger Federer won't be doing much dirty work this season.

The 38-year-old Swiss plans to play Roland Garros as his lone clay-court event in 2020, says Tony Godsick, Federer's long-time agent.

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"As his schedule states, he plans on playing just Roland Garros," Godsick told Reuters.

The 20-time Grand Slam king has no plans to add either the Mutua Madrid Masters or Rome to his calendar at this point.

A year ago, Federer fell to Dominic Thiem in the Madrid quarterfinals, reached the Rome quarterfinals where he conceded a walkover to Stefanos Tsitsipas and advanced to the Roland Garros semifinals bowing to reigning champion Rafael Nadal.




It was Federer's first French Open appearance since 2015 and marked his first trip to the final four on Paris' red clay since 2012.

As 2020 is an Olympic year and Federer has said he plans to play the Tokyo Olympics the decision to cut his clay calendar could be part of the eight-time Wimbledon winner's plan to peak for SW19, the Olympics and US Open.

Federer is scheduled to play Dubai this month followed by Indian Wells and Miami, where he is defending champion, next month then take a break before Roland Garros in May.

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