Returning from injury, Federer to play Halle, Stuttgart in Wimbledon warm-up

  • AFP, Berlin
  • Updated: Jun 02, 2016 23:08 IST
Roger Federer will look to win his ninth title at Halle. (AFP Photo)

Swiss star Roger Federer will play at next week’s ATP tournament in Stuttgart, then Halle the week after as he returns from a back injury, it was confirmed on Thursday.

The 17-time Grand Slam winner will play in Stuttgart from June 6-12, an event which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, before playing his next grasscourt tournament in Germany at Halle the week after.

The 34-year-old will be bidding for his ninth win in Halle in his warm-up for Wimbledon, which he has already won seven times.

The Swiss dropped out of the French Open at Roland Garros, which concludes this weekend, with a back injury.

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