Legendary tennis player Roger Federer has confirmed that he has registered and will play at the 2017 French Open.
Federer has had an amazing comeback from injury this year, winning three titles, including the Australian Open.
He previously expressed doubts at competing at Roland Garros, where he has won only once, but has now confirmed he’d be back.
“I am registered and my intention is to play Roland Garros,” he said after his exhibition match win over John Isner to benefit his charity.
“I feel very privileged to be back on a tennis court,” he added. “Last year was extremely difficult, having had surgery and the knee never healing. Then I had back pain too, and it all got too much at Wimbledon and I was out for six months.”
“But I was able to spend some incredible time with the family and start preparing for this season and hoping that the work that I put in the off season was going to really pay off.
“I was going to get a second chance to really play tennis again on the professional tour and so when I did come back in Australia [it] was really exciting.”
The French Open will take place from 28 May to 11 June.