October 17, 2019 / 5:11 PM / a month ago

Federer commits to 2020 French Open

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Shanghai Masters - Men's Singles - Quarterfinals - Qi Zhong Tennis Center, Shanghai, China - October 11, 2019. Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Alexander Zverev of Germany. REUTERS/Aly Song

Roger Federer will return to Roland Garros in 2020.

The Swiss star committed Thursday to play in the French Open, where the 20-time Grand Slam winner returned this year after a three-year Paris absence. He lost to Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.

“I will play the French Open,” the 38-year-old told CNN. “I probably won’t play much before that because I need some time away from (tennis) and I need some time with the family.”

Federer has only won the French Open once (2009). He did not participate in any clay-court events in 2017 or 2018.

Federer also confirmed his plans to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, looking to win his first men’s singles gold medal.

—Field Level Media

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