Federer May Skip French Open

The Australian Open champion is taking a break following his triumphs in Melbourne, Indian Wells and Miami and plans on playing no lead-in clay court tournaments ahead of Roland Garros.

Federer says at this stage he intends on playing the year's second grand slam, but his plans could change.

He said if he feels he's not 100 percent in it and fired up then it might be better to skip it, but the break before tournaments could be too long before the grass court season.

Roger Federer remains no certainty to play the French tennis Open.

In a recent interview to the Mercedes Cup event last week, the Swiss player assured having started the season so well can allow him to be calm and enjoy the competition for the rest of the season. 'I can play very free, nothing to lose, because I had much success at the early start of the year that I never thought I would have,' said Federer, who won't play any tournament at least until Roland Garros. 'I probably did a lot of right things at the end of last year when I trained really hard. I needed to take a break off, my knee wasn't well and when I came back it was an absolute dream, I couldn't believe it and I am just hoping that now with the break I am going to take during the clay-courts season that's going to be a beneficial moving. I've high hopes for the grass-court season, I think it's going to be quite exciting because that's my big goal for the next few months now, to actually get ready for the grass and play my best.'

Federer said he will make a final decision in five weeks.

The French Open starts in five and a half weeks.

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