So Roland or not Roland? Federer still has "no idea"

Roger Federer expects a good draw in Australia. - CHINA NEW / SIPA

Roger Federer, who deliberately ignored the last two issues of Roland Garros, has "not yet decided", he said Sunday in Melbourne.
on the eve of the Australian Open (14-27 January).

"I did not change my preparation compared to the sound, I made a normal preparation, the question was more to see how my body would react after the holidays, would he allow me to do all the sessions and work so hard, I could do it, I even worked a bit harder than I imagined, I got strong, "said the Swiss 21-record Grand Slam title, two-time winner of the Melbourne trophy.

I have not made a final decision yet, what I can say is that my preparation went really well, maybe a bit at the Hopman Cup, a mixed team competition he won in early January, he added.

Federer said in early November in Bercy that he had "no idea" what the prospect of the French public means to see him again in Paris in the future.

Not in Paris since 2015

The Swiss, who celebrated his 37th birthday at the beginning of August, has not been playing Parisian music since 2015. The following year he had tilted his back. In 2017 and 2018, he decided to give it up to save his body and focus his preparation on Wimbledon.

Before the kick-off of the Australian Open, Federer also commented on the surprise announcement of Andy Murray's imminent departure from his right hip.

Unfortunately, his body made the decision and I was disappointed, sad and a bit shocked to know that we would lose him, "he said of the 31-year-old Briton.

"He won everything he wanted to win, it's a big blow, but (...) he can be incredibly proud of everything he has achieved," said the Swiss.

Like Murray Federer occurs on Monday in Melbourne against the Uzbek Denis Istomin (99) on.

"I play good tennis, I'm confident my opponent will probably perform well to defeat me, it's always a nice thought," he said.