Roger Federer has his sights set on another French Open appearance

Andy Hampson, PA

Roger Federer has announced his intention to play in this year’s French Open.

The 20-time grand slam winner is currently easing himself back into action after a long lay-off following knee surgery.

Federer, 39, returned to tournament play after 14 months out in last month’s Qatar Open.

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He has not played competitively since but he is now targeting the Geneva Open in May, followed by the next major of the year at Roland Garros.

Federer tweeted: “Happy to let you know that I will play Geneva and Paris. Until then I will use the time to train. Can’t wait to play in Switzerland again.”

The French Open, which Federer won in 2009, is due to begin on May 30.