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Roger Federer is unsure if he’ll play at next week’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome.

The Swiss, who squandered two match points before falling to Dominic Thiem 3-6 7-6(11) 6-4, says he needs a few days to make his final decision.

“That’s why I’m in the draw,” Federer said. “I couldn’t make the decision before the game, unfortunately I had to wait and see how this match plays out today. … It was an early ask for me to take that decision, I wanted to keep options open, yes I’m in the draw but I will probably only decide over the weekend, but I’m not sure at the moment.”


Federer comes away with some confidence after reaching the quarter-finals in his first clay event in three seasons.

“I feel very good about my game,” he said. “I thought I had some good matches here, especially the last two. … Obviously Gael and Dominic are tough on the clay so it was a good battle. Yes I feel good on the clay right now.”

But the disappointment of squandering match points against Thiem is still lingering.

“Frustrating, clearly,” he said. “Losing with match points is the worst, that’s how I feel, but nevertheless if I take a step back it’s all good.”

Federer also confirmed that he will not be playing Stuttgart after Roland Garros. The Swiss has played that event in each of the last three seasons, but decided to change his schedule this season.

“I’m not signed in for Stuttgart,” Federer said. “I just thought it was a lot of grass-court tennis last year.”


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