Roger Federer has spoken up about why he decided to play in Rome. In fact, it was a rather easy decision for him. Would he rather practice in five-degree weather in Switzerland or play matches in one of his favorite cities in the world? The answer is as clear as daylight.
His excitement couldn’t be bigger
Speaking out about his decision, he said that since the first moment he landed in Rome, he felt really happy to be in Rome. In fact, he said that he loves the city and his emotions couldn’t be in a better place. He then added that he thinks that it’s the country where he played the most times as a junior, coming from Switzerland.
He said that after Madrid, the decision came up quickly and naturally. He commented on the surface saying that he grew up on the surface which resulted in him really enjoying sliding on the ground. Finally, he said that the more he plays on clay, the more excited he feels.
Rome is one of the only two Masters 1000 tournaments that Federer hasn’t won, in addition to the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. The Swiss player reached the Rome final in 2003, 2006, 2013 and 2015. He lost to Mantilla, Nadal, Nadal, and Djokovic respectively.
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