At also 40 years-old, 20 times Grand Slam title champion and tennis legend Roger Federer is now sipping his commitments as a tennis player. Last year he was stopped by a double surgery that temporarily stopped his career and forced him to a long absence in the circuit.
After returning to the ATP tournament in Doha in 2021, Roger Federer is ready to return to clay-courts. He has decided to skip the tournament of Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome, in the schedule, and the Swiss champion will return for a relatively less stressful commitment playing in the home tournament in the ATP 250 in Geneva now in very few days.
The idea of the Swiss is to use this tournament to better prepare for the Roland Garros 2021, a tournament where he certainly does not start as a favorite but which sees Roger certainly wanting to do well against the best of world tennis.
Roger Federer and his physical condition
Through the EFE agency, the Swiss tennis player has returned to make statements in view of the next tournament that will see the curiosity of millions of fans dedicated to seeing his come back and to the clay swing.
Here are his words: "I am very excited, I have a great desire to return and I feel like a kid ready to return. I feel that my joint is much better, 2021 will be an exciting year because normality is getting closer and closer and this it is very important even if it is all very difficult due to the virus that has affected us all for some time."
This 2021 is fundamental for the tennis player who will turn 40 in a few months: the Swiss champion is grappling with the eternal fight for the Grand Slam titles that sees him and Rafael Nadal at 20 titles and Novak Djokovic, number one in the world , chasing at 18 Grand Slams.
The three, defined as the Big Three, probably represent the greatest tennis players in this sport and together they have achieved an incredible record of 58 Grand Slam titles. These and many other records that in these twenty years have made millions of fans dream and that have characterized a true sporting era.