Yes! My favorite clay court event will include my favorite player! Roger Federer will be playing in next week’s Monte Carlo tournament. Federer has never won the event, but has finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal for the past three years.
According to Roger’s website:
I have decided to accept a wildcard into the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tournament that begins on Monday. I will head there this weekend to start the clay court season.
Thanks to all of you for your continued support.
All the best,
Monte Carlo’s tournament director, Željko Franulović, couldn’t be happier:
“Several months ago I announced that Roger had not planned to take part as he had modified his clay-court preparation. But, knowing his attachment to the tournament, we never lost hope that he would nevertheless be there this year; we have been proven right and are very proud.”
So what do you think, Fed fans? Is this a much needed tune-up or a big time mistake? Is Roger looking to build up his match confidence or did his sponsor Rolex throw a tantrum?
If his back is okay, I’m all for it. I just hope he is healthy.
Thanks to GTT reader Eve for sending me the tip!