The 2019 version of Roger Federer is eager to embark on what could end being yet another marvelous chapter of his professional Tennis career. The 37-year-old is bound to return to the dusty trenches of the clay court swing.

Back in 2016, it was during the clay court swing when it became clear that his tennis output was below standard. Then in 2017 and then in 2018, he took a drastic decision by cutting off any clay-court event from his schedule.

But 2019 is a totally different business for Roger Federer who has already committed to two big tournaments on this surface.

According to the tour tracer available on his official website, he will play at the 2019 Mutua Madrid Open before starting his bid at the 2019 French Open.

Action is underway in Monte Carlo, Federer posted on Facebook

The 2019 clay-court season is currently underway with the Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo in play. For the first Masters 1000 played on clay this year, the stage in Monte Carlo includes all the ATP top guns with the likes of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem or Alexander Zverev poised for a solid start.

Although he decided to skip this event (one he's never won yet), Roger Federer did his piece though. He headed for social media and posted a picture of himself training on a clay court.

But Federer didn't stop there, as he also posted a short video on Facebook talking about his first hitting session on clay in a very long time.

Federer went on saying that he enjoyed practicing on clay and that he would keep his fans posted with another video soon.

Where fans can see Federer playing on clay

As far as his schedule is concerned, once the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo reaches its conclusion, the herd will head to Barcelona, Spain for an ATP 500 event.

After that detour, all points will be headed straight to Spain's capital Madrid for another session. And there's the place to be for a tennis enthusiast. Roger Federer will try to capture his 102nd ATP title at the 2019 Mutua Madrid Open which starts on May 5.

He's not expected to push too hard on a surface he has been having mixed results over the years.

Still, considering his appetite for success lately, he may produce some high-quality tennis in the upcoming weeks. And, why not? In the event of an early exit in Madrid, he may be heading for the Masters 1000 in Rome, Italy, to complete his preparation prior to the 2019 French Open.

Ranked fourth in the world according to the ATP website, Roger Federer may climb up even higher. Having no points to defend during this part of the year means that he could return to the ATP Top 3 soon. Not bad at all for a guy who's preparing for his 38th birthday anniversary in a couple of months.