TENIS It is not competitive on land with the best and in grass it is where it marks most differences
- The Swiss had 65 consecutive appearances in ‘Grand Slam’ but will lose three of the last five
- It will reappear from June 19 in Halle, a tournament that has won on eight occasions
- He was training a few days on the ground before making the final decision
One of the most proud records of Roger Federer was consecutive appearances in Grand Slam tournaments. He chauffeured 65 participation’s until he was absent last year from Roland Garros for a back injury. The reasons why he has decided to bring down the Internationals again, this time on a voluntary basis, you have to look for them in the hunger that the Swiss has to continue winning big tournaments.
Federer knows that his record of 19 wins for just one defeat this season has cemented his strength on the fast surface, away from clay. Despite having won the Roland Garros title in his 2009 edition , the tennis player knows that at 35 , and seeing the fitness of Rafael Nadal and the new generation of players, he has no choice of reaching the rounds Finals in the French capital.
Another thing is in Wimbledon, on grass, and where his tennis marks more differences by its mobility on the grass and by the purified technique of its blows. When Roger won Miami and warned that he would not be in the Masters 1000 in Madrid and Rome he also planned to skip Roland Garros. Little logic would have had to train a lot of brick powder for a single tournament when the grass is just around the corner.
Roger, who has not played since beating Nadal in the final in Key Biscayne last April 2, reappear from June 19 in Halle, 500 level tournament, which has won eight times and prelude to Wimbledon.
From their environment they assure that the ex-number 1 world does not discard to tread the European tour of earth in the future. The reality is that in order to lengthen your career and the chances of success on the fast track you need to rest and change as little as possible of surfaces.
Federer will play in this year a total of 12 tournaments, in addition to the Masters Cup in which is already virtually classified. At present he is second in the Race 2017 with 4,045 points , 690 less than Nadal, who surpassed him accessing the semifinals of the Mutua Madrid Open.