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, Federer had confirmed that the trend would change this time.
But it seems like Monte-Carlo Masters 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.
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