'For 2021 Roger Federer has five goals', says former No. 1



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'For 2021 Roger Federer has five goals', says former No. 1

As reported in a very short tweet by the journalist of RTS, the French-speaking Swiss TV, Musy Isabelle, there is news about Roger Federer's programming. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, in fact, will not be at the start of the Masters 1000 in Miami, scheduled for March 24 without the possibility of using the Hard Rock Stadium.

A subsequent tweet from Josè Morgado, however, points out how Federer's only real certainty at the moment is to play the ATP 250 in Doha next week, thus posing a question mark even on an appointment dear to the Swiss.

that of Dubai, scheduled for the week immediately following. The certainty is that of the eight-time Wimbledon champion we will still see the exploits on clay, even if one question remains: when will his campaign on chopped brick start? We do not know, and in any case, the last word in this sense should belong to Federer himself.

If it is true that Federer will lose 1000 points since the ranking will restart in Miami, it is equally true that he can still get 750 between Doha and Dubai, if the latter is certainly confirmed. The Swiss, in fact, has no points to defend in relation to these two events.

The Swiss, however, has not played an ATP 250 for more than two and a half years: the last was the one on the grass in Stuttgart, which he won and which also gave him the last week at number 1 of his long career. Bjorn Borg recently appeared in an interview where he gave his thoughts on the usual suspects of men’s tennis - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

While speaking with La Stampa, Bjorn Borg was asked if he had ever given Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal advice. The Swede replied that individuals of their caliber usually do not require advice, before going on to marvel at their on-court and off-court personalities.

Borg on Roger Federer's return

“Hey, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal're two of the strongest ever, they know what to do,” Bjorn Borg said. “I am rather impressed with how motivated and focused they are on the pitch.

And they are great people even outside of tennis”. Bjorn Borg also claimed that Roger Federer may have missed a trick by pulling out of the 2021 Australian Open, since he believes the Swiss had a shot at the title. The Swede then listed what he feels would be Federer’s main objectives for the upcoming season.

“It's a pity that Roger decided not to play in Australia, he had a chance,” Borg said. “But for 2021 he has five goals: the first is to stay fit, the others are Wimbledon, the Olympics, the US Open, and the Laver Cup”.