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Paris Masters: Roger Federer confirms participation after 3-year absence

File photo of Roger Federer. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Paris, France Oct 31, 2018, 01.29 PM (IST)

Swiss Tennis star Roger Federer confirmed his participation at this year's Paris Masters after a three-year absence. 

The world no.3 will play the winner of the tie between France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Croatia's Milos Raonic on Wednesday after receiving a bye in the first round. 

"I prefer playing to training as long as I don't take any risks ahead of the London Masters, (November 11-18)," Federer said. 

"I feel like I've recovered well after last week. I feel good today (Tuesday)," he added after winning the Swiss indoor championships in Basel on Sunday.

Federer's only tournament victory in Bercy came in 2011. On his last appearance in 2015 he was knocked-out by American Jon Isner in the Round of 16.

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The world no.3 will play the winner of the tie between France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Croatia's Milos Raonic on Wednesday after receiving a bye in the first round.