Roger Federer: 'I can't play doubles in Grand Slams'


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Roger Federer: 'I can't play doubles in Grand Slams'

Roger Federer does not plan to compete in a Grand Slam doubles draw anytime soon. The Swiss last played a competitive doubles match in 2016 Indian Wells with his compatriot Stan Wawrinka, then he played three in Laver Cup, last year with Rafael Nadal and this year with Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev.

Asked if he still thinks he may play doubles in a Major, the 37-year-old replied: 'Not anymore. I used to. Yeah. I just don't think I can. I could, I guess, but I don't think my team would want that. I don't think my body would want that.

And then if you lose, let's just say, in the quarters of a slam because you played too many doubles, I will still be ripped into pieces, and people will judge me on my singles performance and not that I maybe spent too much time on the doubles court.

Honestly, I want to give myself the best opportunity for the singles. I had my fun in the Grand Slam. I had my Grand Slam fun, to be honest, in doubles, and that will be it. Maybe in other tournaments maybe I will play some more doubles in the future.

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