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'In the mood': Federer seeks more match time at Italian Open

AP  |  Rome 

At 37 and with 20 Grand Slam titles, still gets excited about playing

That's why he added this week's Italian to his schedule.

Federer says he was "in the mood to play," adding "honestly, I love to play matches. Regardless of what happens here, I just think it's good for me to play matches at this stage."

After reaching quarterfinals last week upon his return to clay after a two-year absence, Federer went to He said the cool weather at home also convinced him to make the trip to

Federer begins play Wednesday against either 37th-ranked or 75th-ranked

Federer is preparing for the French Open, which starts in less than two weeks.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 16:50 IST
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