Roger Federer, a 17 times Grand Slam winner is making his next move within the 2016 season. His back injury kept him away from the rest of the clay season. Thus, Federer cut outMadrid Masters and Roland Garros. His absence from the French Open was a big hit for many people. He has played in only two events since January, namely Monte Carlo and Rome, both tournament of the Masters 1000 category. Overall, in 2016, the Swiss appeared in 4 events without winning any of them: A poor season by his standards, that`s for sure.

The grass season comes next.

According to the schedule posted on his official website, theMercedes Cup is the next stop for Federer.

This small event is held in Stuttgart, Germany ( ATP 250 World Tour category) but it can be the right path to prepare for what comes next. Last year, Rafael Nadal, another huge Tennis player, won this tournament. The Mercedes Cup will start on June 6. The next stop will be also in Germany at Gerry Weber Open in Halle, an ATP 500 event. At the Gerry Weber Open, Federer won the title on eight different occasions and was a runner-up on the other two editions. He is also the defending champion. After these two events, follows the real deal, namely Wimbledon.On London`s grass court, Roger Federer accomplished his most prominent success - winning on seven different occasions the men`s single contest within the Wimbledon Championship.

Moving forward, by the end of the season, Federer`s schedule marks mainly Masters Series events, the only exceptions being the Olympics in Rio and The Swiss Indoorin Basel ( ATP 500 tournament held in his home country Switzerland). Roger will miss only one Masters event, namely the China Open. Of course, given his medical condition, some changes might occur.

Federer finds grass as being an inspirational reservoir.

There is not much doubt that grass represents the playing surface in which Federer trusts more. Along his career, the results on this particular surface left no room for further interpretations. Federerwon his very first Grand Slam on a grass court back in 2003.

As additional proof of his special bond with grassstands his very last success in a Grand Slam. It occurred in 2012, also at Wimbledon at the end of a match against Andy Murray.

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