Roger Federer made a much-awaited return in Doha earlier this year after a gap of 13 months because of knee surgeries. He wasn’t comfortable on court at the Qatar Open and was knocked out in the quarter-final.
Due to lack of performance, the Swiss maestro decided to skip further tournaments and solely focus on recovery and training. At Doha, he defeated Dan Evans in the Round of 16 before losing to eventual champion Nikoloz Basilashvili.
He had earlier said that he is focusing the most on Tokyo Olympics and Wimbledon for the 2021 season. And hence he will play just two events on Clay this season.
Federer to return to Paris after missing out in 2020 French Open
It is confirmed that Federer will play the ATP 250 Geneva Open ahead of the French Open. The 39-year old took to twitter to confirm that he will be playing the Geneva Open and will return to Paris for the French Open.
The Geneva Open is scheduled from 16th to 22nd May 2021. With Masters 1000 events lined up in the Clay season, Federer hasn’t had much of a chance to play at Geneva and hence doesn’t have a title in his name. He will want to win on his home soil and give his fans something to cheer about.
Federer hasn’t competed professionally on Clay for almost 2 years having missed the entire last season. He was initially to play at the Madrid Masters and kick start his Clay season but now has decided to give himself a couple more weeks to train
It will be interesting to see Federer’s movement on Clay. Given his experience, the fans expect him to make a strong comeback and compete at the highest level with the likes of Nadal and Djokovic.
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