One of the big names in tennis is going to skip one of the big tournaments.

FOX's Chris Hoenig reports:

Roger Federer is voluntarily skipping the French Open. The 35-year-old says he made the decision to give him the best chance to extend his career as long as possible.

It's the second-straight year Federer will miss the major after injury kept him out of Paris last year. He is off to his best start in a decade, 19-and-1 so far this year, having won the Australian Open, but he hasn't played since the beginning of April, opting to rest, now until the grass and hard court seasons begin this summer.

Federer has won 18 Grand Slam titles in his career, but only oneĀ of those has come at Roland Garros.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News.

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