Roger Federer says he will skip French Open

Roger Federer says he won't play in the French Open and instead prepare to play on grass and hard courts later this season.

Federer posted a message entitled ''Roger to skip Roland Garros'' on his website on Monday.

Federer's agent, Tony Godsick, confirmed that the 18-time Grand Slam champion will not compete at the year's second major tournament, which starts in Paris on May 28.

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