Roger Federer scheduled to return in Stuttgart

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 03, 2016 09:59 AM
Roger Federer scheduled to return in Stuttgart
FILE - In this June 7, 2009, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball to Sweden's Robin Soderling during their men's singles final match of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Organizers say Roger Federer will return from a back injury to play at the grass-court tournament in Stuttgart next week.

Federer was forced to skip the French Open because of a lingering back injury.

Stuttgart tournament director Edwin Weindorfer says Federer is scheduled to practice on Sunday.

The former No. 1 had signed up for the inaugural grass-court edition of the tournament that used to be played on clay. Now, it is a warm-up for Wimbledon.

Federer is a seven-time Wimbledon champion. After Stuttgart, he's scheduled to play in Halle, another grass-court event he's won a record eight times.

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