Federer to play the French Open, preparing for it at Geneva

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer will play at the French Open and the Swiss star is preparing for it on home clay at a tournament in Geneva next month. The 20-time Grand Slam champion announced his plans on his official Twitter page. Federer wrote “happy to let you know that I will play Geneva and Paris. Until then I will use the time to train.” Federer will aim for his 104th career title at the Geneva Open. It takes place May 16-22 shortly before Roland Garros begins on May 30. The 39-year-old Federer won his only French Open in 2009 and lost to 13-time champion Rafael Nadal in the semifinals two years ago.