ROGER FEDERER loses in Doha

‘I don’t see why Roger Federer wouldn’t still play Roland Garros,’ says compatriot

Former Swiss Olympic gold medallist Marc Rosset says he does not expect the delay to Roland Garros to affect Roger Federer and his schedule.

Federer is currently making his way back from double knee surgery, with him returning to Switzerland for a ‘training block’ after playing in Doha last month.

He has openly said that Wimbledon is his priority, and he will play the clay season to essentially prepare for the grass court.

At the moment, he is committed to playing in Madrid before the French Open, but the postponement of Roland Garros means he will likely have no break between that and Halle, which starts on June 15th.

Rosset, though, thinks back-to-back tournaments – and a good run at Roland Garros – will not just be beneficial to Roger Federer, but absolutely vital ahead of his Wimbledon campaign.

“I do not see why Roger Federer would not play at Roland Garros,” Rosset told L’Equipe.

“[Right now] he is doing the physical preparation with Pierre Paganini. But afterwards, you have to go on the field, play games.

“If he were to reach the semi-final, it would be the best preparation for Wimbledon.”

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