This time, perhaps, we're really there. Fans from all over the world were sure to be able to witness the feats of former ATP number one Roger Federer again starting from the next Australian Open, but then the Swiss announced his withdrawal from the Melbourne event, also due to planned quarantine period in the Australian city.
The first Grand Slam of the year represents the last tournament officially played by King Roger, in which last year he was stopped in the semifinals by Novak Djokovic. Forty years to go next August, Federer has already made it known that he is betting everything on Wimbledon and the Olympics, the latter being postponed by twelve months due to the pandemic.
As for the Church Road Grand Slam, canceled in 2020, the Basel champion will certainly want to redeem the performance of a year and a half ago, when he was unable to take advantage of two match points in the final against Djokovic.
Roger Federer is confident of clinching titles once again
Roger Federer will make a return to the tour at the ATP 250 event in Doha, Qatar. It will mark his comeback for the first time in 13 months, and it will be a familiar circuit too, as Federer has won the Qatar Open thrice in his career.
Roger Federer has 103 singles titles to his name, which is right up there on the all-time list. However, the Swiss superstar is not done with his career yet, and is hungry for more success at the age of 39! “I want to celebrate great victories again.
And for that I am ready to go the long, hard road,” Federer expressed. Federer will face a challenging schedule this season. He’ll mark his return at the Qatar Open, and fans are expecting him to play at the remaining three Grand Slam events as well.
But the 20-time Slam champion has already laid out his priorities. Former World No. 1 Roger Federer, been out of action since early last year. After his semi-final exit at the Australian Open 2020, the Swiss superstar was forced to withdraw from the rest of the season due to an injury he suffered on his knee, which compelled him to undergo two surgeries.
After the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic, people’s outlook towards life changed. The eight-time Wimbledon winner targeted a return on Tour at this season’s Australian Open. However, he later changed his mind, citing that he found it difficult to live without his family and children for five weeks.