Roger Federer opens up on 2019 clay-court season, 2020 Tokyo Olympics


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Roger Federer opens up on 2019 clay-court season, 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Will Roger Federer play the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? At the moment, Federer hasn't confirmed or denied his potential participation, but the Swiss champion hopes it will happen. 'It seems so far away.

I would obviously like to play Olympics at 39 years, but will I be still on Tour at that time time? I do not have any idea,' said Federer speaking to Swiss reporters on Saturday. The 20-time Major winner signed a $300 million contract with Uniqlo until 2028.

And what about the 2019 clay-court season? 'I will have holidays after the ATP Finals in London. I would like to decide during that time if I will be back on clay in 2019 or not. And if yes, how many tournaments? This decision will play a factor in my whole preparation and plan.

If I play on clay, my body will have to get used to it very early. Rallies are different, we have to slide. We will see. From the other side, if I do not play, it would not be a problem for me. But I would definitely like to be able to tell myself: "It was the right decision".

That's why I take more time.' Federer will be next playing the Swiss Indoors in Basel this week. He's the top-seed as well as the defending champion. The world no. 3, a Basel-native himself, is seeking his ninth title in the tournament.

In 2017, he defeated Juan Martin del Potro in the final in three sets to lift the title. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title