Roger Federer was defeated in the second round of the Geneva Open 2021 by Pablo Andujar. The Swiss lost in three sets by a score line of 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Roger Federer will now compete at the French Open 2021, which begins later this month.
This match was of particular significance for Roger Federer, as he was making his comeback on clay courts after a period of two years. Moreover, this was only his second tournament of the year, with the first being the Qatar Open 2021. The 39-year old lost the first set against Pablo Andujar, but earned an early break in the second set, which forced the match into the third set. However, the Spaniard managed to hold his nerve, and edged out the Swiss in a closely contested affair.
Roger Federer suffers a defeat on his comeback
Roger Federer’s serve was way off the mark on Tuesday, as he had a first serve accuracy of just under 60%. On the other hand, Pablo Andujar got the most out of his first serve, winning over 70% of the points. The Spaniard served six aces during the match, whereas, Federer could manage to serve up three aces.
Roger Federer managed to convert two out of his four break point opportunities. Pablo Andujar broke the Swiss’ serve on three occasions, and was clearly the better player on Tuesday. Roger Federer managed to win 81 points during the whole match, as compared to Andujar’s tally of 84 points.
However, Pablo Andujar was clearly more prepares heading into the second round clash. The Spaniard had already competed in a few clay court tournaments, and had secured a straight sets victory in the first round. As for Roger Federer, he will hope to work on a few things, before he makes his way to Paris for the French Open 2021.