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Roger Federer rules out Monte Carlo participation

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Swiss maestro has ruled out his participation in the upcoming tournament.

The 37-year-old has skipped the entire clay season, including the French Open, in recent years to prepare well for the Wimbledon championship, but after his fourth-round ouster from the recently-concluded Australian Open, had confirmed that the trend would change this time.

But it seems like is not part of Federer's plans. He said that he does not want to overdo things and that participation in Monte-Carlo is "too early" for him.

"I do not want to play much more. I'd rather train more and prepare well for the grass-court season, I do not definitely want to overdo it. What tournament should we look at? Monte Carlo is probably too early," Sport24 quoted Federer, as saying.

The Monte Carlo Masters is slated to get underway on April 13 which means that might participating in the following clay tournaments that include and Italian Open.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 10:43 IST
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