There was plenty of sadness once Roger Federer made his withdrawal announcement from the French Open. The Swiss stated at that time that his body was'nt prepared to put in the best possible performance. Moreover, by playing in Paris, he would have risked augmenting the possibility to have bigger health problems throughout the rest of the season. Shortly, it was a cautious decision for Federer. And the strategy might work.

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Two German events on grass

The Swiss icon is expected in Stuttgart, Germany, to compete in the first grass tournament of this season. Besides Federer, in Stuttgart some other great players, namely Dominic Thiem, Marin Cilic and Gilles Simon are expected to compete for the title. Despite being a small tournament, namely ATP 250 World Tour, the event in Stuttgart might prove to be a great opportunity for Federer in order to make some adjustment, for the upcoming events.

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According to his schedule, the former ATP leader will have another tournament at his disposal to set things in motion. After Stuttgart he will be heading to Halle, another grass event, also in Germany. Federer won the event in Halle 8 times ( ATP 500). Basically, at that venue, he will step on well-known soil. Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart and Gerry Weber Open in Halle might both be a great shot for Federer to clinch his first title of this season.

It happened in the past. Back in 2013, when Federer was struggling with the same type of back injury, Halle stood as a lifeline for the Swiss. His only title of that awful season, a truly drought-afflicted year, occurred at Gerry Weber Open.

Further math conditioned by his health

So far, Federer`s schedule was subject to unexpected changes and undesired updates. Firstly, he needs as many matches as he can play.

A genius player can`t do much without the constant pace of playing. Regarding Federer, he really needs several wins in a row to get some momentum and to boost up his morale. He has the required foundation, namely skills and genius sparks; all he`s not able to fully control is his health and fitness. If his body sticks on Federer`s side, then it will be quite interesting to watch how things are going to develop especially at Wimbledon.

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