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It looks like we’ll see Roger Federer on the red clay this spring.

Tennis Express

The Swiss is officially on the player entry list for the Mutua Madrid Open, which will be held from May 2 to May 9.

The Swiss owns a 37-9 lifetime record with three titles in Madrid. Federer owns a 223-70 lifetime record on clay, with 11 titles.

Federer has a 1-1 record on the season after playing the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in March. There he defeated Dan Evans in the first round and fell to Nikoloz Bashilashvili (despite holding a match point) in the quarterfinals.

"I think matches are important," he said of his plans for the spring and summer at the time. "What comes before the grass courts are the clay courts. So from that standpoint, I have no choice but to play on clay if I want to play matches. So like you said, it could be good for me, the clay. It could be bad for me, the clay. So I will only know in practice, but I don't think it's going to be bad, to be honest."

You can view the full thread of all the players on the entry list for Madrid here: