Federer focusing on family's happiness while making 2019 schedule

by: Kamakshi Tandon | January 09, 2019

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Roger Federer will be concentrating on his family as he organizes his scheduling this season. The 20-time Grand Slam champion recently said that he hasn’t yet decided whether he will play the clay-court season.

Federer, who is 37 and has four children, has limited the tournaments he has played in recent years.

"I know what the pillars are for me and what I need to do in terms of fitness, how many tournaments I can play, how much I want to travel. This can all be adjusted," he was quoted as saying by the Melbourne Age.

"The goal is to be a bit more in Switzerland, especially with the family this year."

Federer indicated that his schedule still has some flexibility. The world No. 3 wants to use his experience in selecting where to play. The goal is to keep enjoying himself on tour.

"We’re just trying to work through the schedule, which is why I haven’t made a decision yet on the clay-court season and the beginning of the grass-court season," he said. "I just want to enjoy myself, have a good time on the road. I don’t think I’ve ever had more fun than right now to be honest on the tour because the kids are travelling with me. We have so many friends that come now."

Federer will be the third seed for the Australian Open at Melbourne.


 

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