Fans all over the world are already in fibrillation: Roger Federer is ready to return to the field, perhaps with the hope of regaining the scepter of the ATP, given that he currently occupies the fifth place in the world rankings.
The 39-year-old Swiss champion, absent for more than a year, will return to play an official match next week, on the fields of Doha, where he has triumphed three times in his career (the last in 2011). The winner of 20 Slam titles, on his official Instagram account, posted a photo of his last training session before leaving for Qatar and, among the 'stories', he posted a selfie while he was packing his bags, with the accompanying sentence: "It's been a while since I packed my suitcase..."
. A week ago, 'King Roger', also on his social media profiles, wrote: "A week at the start: the countdown to Doha has begun" On Monday another adventure will begin for the AC Milanese, to the delight of the many fans he counts all over the planet.
In a recent exclusive interview with Sportskeeda, Tommy Haas spoke at length about his post-retirement activity in general, and the Indian Wells event in particular. Haas also talked about Roger Federer's comeback to the tour after a year-long absence.
Federer doesn’t lead the lineup in Doha
"It’s really impossible to predict how the rest of their respective careers will play out. Certainly Roger Federer has the toughest path to winning another Major, but I would never count him out, particularly at Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic has time on his side, being the youngest of the three and still playing some of the best tennis of his career. And Rafael Nadal could win French Opens for who knows how many more years?" - Tommy Haas stated.
Speaking of Federer and GOAT candidates, who do you think is the GOAT in women's tennis? "To me, it has to be Serena Williams. To do what she has done at such an incredibly high level for so long, during one of the most competitive eras in the game, it has been incredible to watch and just incredible for the sport overall."
Federer doesn’t lead the lineup in Doha, Qatar. World No.4 Dominic Thiem leads the lineup, followed by Federer. The third seed is defending champion Andrey Rublev, and the fourth seed is Denis Shapovalov. The top four seeds have all received first-round byes. The Qatar Open 2021 will begin on the 6th of March at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex.