Roger Federer Roland Garros 2019 update: Swiss star may play clay season this year.
Roger Federer Roland Garros 2019
Roger Federer has held discussions over appearing at the Barcelona Open, fueling speculation he may be open to playing clay court season in 2019.
Federer has made a habit of skipping clay court season in recent years, including the French Open, in a bid to prolong his career and prepare for grass.
However, Barcelona Open tournament president Albert Agusti says that discussions are ongoing for him to feature next season.
He came when he was very young but he did not in the last ten years. Last year we had conversations, a door got opened but he decided not to play the clay-court season and now we are waiting what he decided about 2019 after the ATP Finals.
Roger Federer has not played in Roland Garros after 2015( where he lost to eventual champion Stanislas Wawrinka), but this time Roger Federer is planning(if everything goes well) to kick-off his clay season from Barcelona Open starting from April 22.
“Last year we had conversations, a door got opened but he decided not to play the clay-court season, and now we are waiting what he decided about 2019 after the ATP Finals.
“If he does not rule out clay here we are.
“It’s not just a money matter, but also a relationship, and on this way, [tournament director] Albert Costa’s work has been great.”
If he does not rule out clay here we are. It’s not just a money matter, but also a relationship, and on this way, Albert Costa’s work has been great’, said Agustì to Mundo Deportivo. Asked if the tournament has a future after Rafael Nadal’s retirement, Agustì replied:
Man, prior to Rafa’s breakthrough we had plus 50 years of the tournament held with an enormous success.
But we will not see again what Rafa (generated). Although the Godó is not just Nadal, in the last 25 years a ridiculous generation was there with several worlds No. 1s, world top 10s, Grand Slam and Davis Cup champions…
When I was travelling representing the club I was asked how we could have so many good tennis players in Spain. The answer is not simple but I always stressed the power of clubs, schools.
Then you have talent. I think you will have a life but it will be complicated to replace Nadal’s role in world tennis.’ Asked about a particular Spanish potential big name in the future, Agustí replied: ‘The 15-year-old Carlos Alcaraz, a club member.
The way he plays is amazing. Power, talent, I did not see anything similar since when Nadal was ten years old. He will be very good, definitely a top ten player in the world.’
There are many speculations about whether Roger Federer will play the clay court season next year or will he skip like 3 previous years, whatever the case is, we want him to be happy and healthy.
However if Roger chooses to play at Roland Garros 2019, then no doubt what the crowd would want.. A FEDAL FINAL.
Watch Fedal already in Christmas Mood