Roger Federer finally speaks out about French Open decision

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Roger Federer finally speaks out about French Open decision

Roger Federer spoke for the first time about his decision to skip the clay-court season including Roland Garros. The Swiss had said just some things when he announced in March at the Miami Open that he wouldn't play, now one month after he reflected again on it in his stay in Zambia.

'I am not 25 any more I need to reserve some energy for Wimbledon. I love the grass more than the clay court, so that is why I won’t take part this year', Federer said. The 36-year-old also spoke about his charitable side, admitting that he impressed with the work the Roger Federer Foundation is doing in education.

He also recognized that tennis still needs to develope a lot in African Countries, that 'are lacking behind on the sport and a lot of work needs to be done. My dream is one day see a great tennis player come from here (Zambia) one that will go on to win a Major.

But we need a lot of work to reach that goal. Getting more tennis courts, balls, Rackets and have great coaches as well.' ALSO READ: Boris Becker defends Roger Federer from Ion Tiriac's criticism