Tennis: One of the best tennis players of all-time Roger Federer has shared that he is enjoying training on the clay courts these days. The 17-time Grand Slam winner shared a picture on his facebook page, in which he could be seen playing on the red dirt.
Exact location of Federer could not be identified but it was a mountainous region as the tennis court was right beside a huge mountain. Federer wrote this caption under the picture, “Enjoying my practice.” Clay is Federer’s least favorite surface.
The Swiss legend has won only one Grand Slam on the slowest surface. The Swiss Maestro is on an almost two month break from the ATP World Tour to nurse his injured back and spend some time with his family. After skipping the Sony Open last month, he is not taking part in this week’s Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.
He will start his clay court campaign at the Mutua Madrid Open later on this month. Federer, who was replaced by Andy Murray at the number two ranking at the end of the Sony Open, will be trying to do a good job during this clay court season and reclaim number two ranking from the Brit.
The Swiss star hasn’t captured any title yet during this year. He started the season with a semi-final showing at the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open. The right-hander was stunned by Julien Benneteau in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam and semi-finals in Dubai.
Federer was thrashed by his arch rival Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters. However, it is hoped that a fresh Swiss Maestro will make a strong assault during the coming clay court season. He will be bidding to become only the first player to win all Grand Slam two-time at least by winning the Rolland Garros crown.