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Do you think he'll end up being physically well enough to play the 2019 FO or not?? I think so, and that he'll do everything in his power to play it and not skip it because it will be his last FO played IMO!!
 

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Obviously he will. He is all-time great, very fit player, a good clay courter. He knows he has a chance to win another Grandslam even if its a longshot.


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The last FO he's playing will be in the year he's retiring so this year's edition is not his last for sure.
 

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Okay, so maybe he will play another FO besides in 2019, but I don't forsee Rogie winning another FO ever again!! 2019 Wimbledon is a different story though...
 

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Knowing Federer, he will withdraw as a precaution to preserve his grass season if he is in fact injured. Playing through an injury would not be a good decision.
 

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Federer asked a question. Can I still compete on clay, despite the age? Can I still play grueling matches, where you have to play long rally after long rally?

He got his answer in the match against Coric. His body will not hold up over a longer period of time in Bo5 on slow clay.

I hope Federer got the message, but I doubt it. Seems like he feels that he "owns tennis" one last clay hurrah.

After the incident with his leg, his confidence will be gone. He knows if he pushes himself to the limit, his body is likely to break down, despite all the hard work prior. So even if he plays, I expect an early exit.
 

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People write here as if they know Federer personally! And just in case his decision coincides with their speculation, then they say ‘Told you so’!
 

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He got tough draws in both Madrid/Rome and was screwed by the schedule but at Paris he can ease into the tournament since the first 3-4 rounds are easy and there are rest days between matches.
Tough draws:surprise:. What better way to ease yourself in than playing traditional whipboy Gasquet ( a man coming back from injury to top it) at Madrid. Playing Souza at Rome is as easy as it gets. Things get tougher after that for everyone, not just Federer. The scheduling at Rome screwed all players, not just a Federer!:facepalm:
 

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Tough draws/images/MensTennisForums_2015/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png. What better way to ease yourself in than playing traditional whipboy Gasquet ( a man coming back from injury to top it) at Madrid. Playing Souza at Rome is as easy as it gets. Things get tougher after that for everyone, not just Federer. The scheduling at Rome screwed all players, not just a Federer!<img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/facepalm.png" border="0" alt="" title="facepalm" class="inlineimg" />
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He'll definitely play. The only reason he pulled out of Rome was that he picked up a small issue with his leg AND that he played two matches in one day.

He'll play RG and probably win the first 2 or three rounds with a decent draw. After that, it will be interesting to see how his body holds up.
 

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If he plays it he can kiss goodbye to any chance of a 9th Wimbledon. The olds mans bones will not withstand the punishment. So he has no chance of winning the FO and being there will cost him dearly at Wimbledon. Not smart at all.
 

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So long as he is healthy why not. Should make 16 or QF

Then no Stuttgart, only Halle then Wimbledon
 
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