The Swiss Roger Federer, who arrived here on Tuesday to the French capital, confirmed that he will play the Masters 1000 in Paris for the first time in three years.
"I prefer to play games than to stay in training if I do not feel it puts my physical condition at risk, with an eye on London," Federer told a news conference, referring to ATP Finals, the last tournament of the year (11-18 November) who will gather the eight best tennis players of the season in the English capital.
In search of his 100th career title, Federer will debut this Wednesday in the second round of the tournament against the winner of the match between Frenchman Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and Canadian Milos Raonic.
"I felt like I recovered well last week and today I feel good," added Federer, 48 hours after winning his hometown of Basel for the ninth time.
Federer, 37 and current world number 3, won the Paris Masters 1000 only once in his career in 2011. In his last appearance in the tournament, he was eliminated in the knockout round by American John Isner.