Miami — Miami Open winner Roger Federer said on Sunday he would probably skip the coming European clay court season except for the French Open. Federer, 35, wants to give his body a chance to recover over the next two months before the next three Grand Slams. "I want to stay healthy because when I’m healthy and feeling good I can produce tennis like this," the 18-time Grand Slam champion said after defeating Rafa Nadal. "I’m not 24 any more so things have to change in a big way and I probably won’t play any clay court events except the French," he said. "I need a rest, my body needs healing. I need time to prepare." There are four big ATP clay events before the French Open starts in May — in Monte Carlo, Madrid, Barcelona and Rome. Federer, who missed the second half of 2016 recovering from knee surgery, has made a rousing return to the court in 2017, winning three of the four tournaments he has contested, including the Australian Open. Though no pushover on clay, it is not his best...

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