Roger Federer has all but ruled out playing Monte Carlo this year despite his plans to play on clay once more.
“I do not want to play much more,” Federer admitted.
“I’d rather train more and prepare well for the grass-court season, I do not definitely want to overdo it.
“What tournament should we look at? Monte Carlo is probably too early.”
The Monte Carlo Masters is set to get underway on April 13, meaning we are probably more likely to see Federer back on the red dirt in Madrid (May 3) and/or Rome.