‘I do not think he will win,’ Thiem’s former coach on Federer’s chances at the French Open

Gunter Bresnik believes that Roger Federer will not go much deep into the French Open.


Roger Federer will make a much anticipated return on court next week in Geneva. He will only compete in one Clay court tournament before battling at the Roland Garros.

Federer last competed at Doha, where he lost in the quarter-final to Nikoloz Basilashvili. The Swiss has only competed in one tournament in about 16 months. At the age 39, Federer is clearly not in his peak and had earlier said that he will only be targeting Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics this year.

Many people across the tennis fraternity have speculated Federer’s form after his return. Now, Gunter Bresnik, Thiem’s former coach has shared his views on the Swiss’ chances at the French Open.

‘Federer will lack of competition and toughness’: Gunter Bresnik

Roger Federer

Bresnik said that Federer is a dangerous player whenever he plays. But he believes that the 20-time grand slam champion will not do well at Paris given his lack of competition and toughness.

He said: “Roger Federer is dangerous wherever he plays. But at the French Open I do not think he will win something. He will lack of competition and toughness.”

The Clay court swing will be very challenging for Federer given the toughness the surface demands. But taking his experience into consideration, he will be affirmative to make the most in Geneva next week going into the French Open.

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