Roger Federer is among the 40 members: the clay court of the Masters 1000 in Madrid, scheduled from 2 to 9 May at the Caja Magica, awaits him. The Swiss champion, who had returned to the field in Doha after more than 13 months of hiatus, has repeatedly identified Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics as his great goals of the season.
Federer, after Doha, admitted that a few more tournaments would have been necessary to reach 100% in the summer: for this reason the need arises to take part in some events on red. The Swiss will be the seventh seeded and will travel to the Spanish capital for the second time in the last five years.
His last presence dates back to the 2019 edition, when he surrendered to Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals. The Swiss competed in only one competition after the stoppage in 2021, exiting the ATP 250 quarter-finals in Doha, only to declare that he needed about four additional weeks of training.
The Basel champion had also added that he probably would have participated in some clay tournament, that is how it was. It was quite an iconic moment when Roger Federer returned to the court after 13 months at the Qatar Open 2021.
Fans welcomed him back like a king and really enjoyed his short cameo there. Even though he was not able to win the title in Doha, he impressed fans with his brilliant skills on the court. In a recent interview, Roger Federer opened up about his favorite leisure activities which he prefers to do as a tourist.
When traveling to different nations, a number of things fascinate the Swiss Maestro.
Roger Federer will play in Madrid
“I’m not a tennis player at home. I am human there, normal. The main thing is normal, the main thing is calm.
Not exactly leisurely, after all, I’m also the father of four children,” said the 39-year-old. Roger Federer claimed that he does all those things that he misses as a person whenever he gets some free time. He stated that he loves to meet his friends and family during his time off and also accepted that he likes to contemplate different things and let his mind wander for a bit.
“I like to let my mind wander. Meet friends and family, do things that I miss as a person when I’m on the go,” concluded the 20-time Grand Slam winner. There are still doubts looming over whether Federer will be able to play in the upcoming clay-court season or not.
He is training really hard and will certainly want to make a comeback before the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Will Federer be able to win his 21st Grand Slam title this year?