According to the Daily Express, Roger Federer will make a decision on whether he will play at the 2019 French Open next week.

The 37-year-old, who previously triumphed at Roland Garros back in 2009, hasn’t featured in the Grand Slam for three years.

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The Swiss star lost in straight sets to Stan Wawrinka back in 2015, which was also his last game on clay to date.

Since then, Federer has decided to skip tournaments on clay in order to concentrate on the competitions he feels more confident of winning.

However, talking back in September, Federer teased a return to clay, admitting he would know by December whether or not he would be competing on clay for the upcoming season.

I would like to make up my mind ahead of time so I can plan my build-up, my fitness schedule, even the way I would approach my December practice.

It remains unclear whether or not Federer will come out publicly with his clay court stance for 2019, however, the veteran and his camp will certainly know if he will return to the surface for the first time in four years by the end of 2018.