'Is Roger Federer entering his final year?', says former ATP ace

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'Is Roger Federer entering his final year?', says former ATP ace

Roger Federer has revealed the other stages of his return to the field after Doha: the 39-year-old from Basel has in fact announced that he plans to play another tournament immediately if conditions allow it (therefore Dubai or Miami) and then devote himself to preparing for the season on clay (excellent chance to see him again in the field also at the Internazionali d'Italia).

For the summer, however, the Swiss's program is more defined: he will focus on Halle and then return to "his" Wimbledon, while the next stop will be the Tokyo Olympics in which he will try to win that Olympic gold that is missing in his very rich showcase.

and finally it will close with the US Open. The former world number one returning from the two knee operations that forced him to miss the entire last season has in fact commented: "I will not try to obsessively stay on the circuit but I want to return to celebrate great victories"

In an interview with the French edition of GQ magazine, Nicolas Escude claimed that while no one is certain how long Roger Federer will continue playing, everyone knows the Swiss legend won't be around for many more years.

Escude reflects on Roger Federer

"For several years, we all ask ourselves the same question: is Roger Federer entering his final year? The more the years go on, the closer it gets. But to say that it is the last year in 2021, I am waiting to see anyway," Nicolas Escude stated.

"He said he was not physically ready because of his knee to come and play the Australian Open," the Frenchman added. "But I think the conditions of access to the tournament perhaps did not suit him. How will this year go in terms of health for tennis? Are all tournaments going to take place? In what conditions ? We just know that Roger Federer is not going to play for another five years."

On February 7, 2020, fans witnessed something historic on the tennis court. It was the day when the sixth edition of the ‘Match for Africa’ took place at the Cape Town Stadium in South Africa. Roger Federer teamed up with billionaire Bill Gates and faced the pair of Rafael Nadal and Trevor Noah, a comedian and the host of ‘The Daily Show’.

It was a special match for Roger Federer since he always dreamt of playing in South Africa. It is the birth country of Federer’s mother and thus, holds a special place in his heart. The match was a charity match and all the money went to the Roger Federer Foundation to support the education of children in Africa.