Roger Federer will return to action at the Geneva Open 2021 this week. The Swiss maestro has played just one tournament this year, and his ranking has fallen down to world number eight. His only appearance this season, came at the Qatar Open 2021, where he could only manage to reach the quarterfinals.
However, the 39-year old faces a busy schedule in front of him in the coming months. The 20-time Grandslam champion is schedule to play in Geneva, and will also compete at the French Open 2021. The Swiss will be returning to clay court action for the first time in two years.
Post the rigorous clay court season, Roger Federer will shift his attention on to the grass courts. Federer had already stated that his main objective this season, was to do well at Wimbledon, and he hopes to be at his 100% till then. “Geneva, Paris, Halle and Wimbledon. This is my schedule and I am happy about it. I want to play many matches and forget all the rehab I’ve had,” the Swiss stated.
Roger Federer talks about the moment he surprised himself
Roger Federer competed at the Qatar Open 2021 in March, where he was defeated in the quarterfinals by Nikoloz Basilashvili. However, he did manage to defeat the Briton, Dan Evans in the second round in three sets. It was Federer’s first competitive match in over 12 months.
Surprisingly, Roger Federer played a practice match against Dan Evans prior to the Qatar Open. The Swiss revealed that he surprised himself after he clinched the first set in the practice contest. “In Doha I was very worried for my level and when I won the first set against Dan Evans in a practice match, I was like ‘What? I can play at this level?’ I surprised myself,” said Federer.
Roger Federer has received a bye in the first round of Geneva Open 2021. The Swiss kickstart his campaign against Pablo Andujar in the second round clash. The Spaniard is an experienced campaigner, and is a gritty opponent on clay courts.