Roger Federer flies on court, but playing on clay is tiring - Nicolas Mahut



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Roger Federer flies on court, but playing on clay is tiring - Nicolas Mahut

Interviewed by L'Equipe, Nicolas Mahut, Marcos Baghdatis and Brad Gilbert commented on the Roger Federer's decision to skip the clay season for the second year in a row. For Mahut, being healthy physically is the great priority, especially considering what happened in last year's summer.

'When he tried to come to play in Montreal, after Wimbledon, he hurt his back and wasn't doing well in the United States', Mahut said about Federer. 'Although he flies on court, at 37 age the clay is tiring enough.

And for him, (playing) half Roland Garros is a failure, is useless. There would have been a real risk for him to play on clay.' In Indian Wells two weeks ago, the former world No. 8 Baghdatis had said: 'I admire Federer because he always takes the right decision.

That's what makes him stronger.' The tennis coach Gilbert stated: 'He listen his body and team. And I heard his team saying that playing on clay was busier for him than on any surface. The break perfectly worked last year, which I didn't believe'.

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