Twenty-time Grand Slam title champion and tennis legend Roger Federer is now on the cusp of forty years to sip 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 Doha ATP tournament in 2021, Roger Federer is ready to return to clay. He has decided to skip the tournament of Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome in the calendar 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 Roland Garros, a tournament where he certainly does not start as favorite but which sees Roger certainly wanting to do well against the best of world tennis.
Talking about his recovery post a dual-surgery in 2020, Federer expressed that he feels like a young player who wants to compete again.
The Swiss star spoke about how his game changed
“2021 is going to be an exciting year because normality is getting closer, although it is being very hard because of the virus.
I really can’t wait any longer to play matches,” Roger Federer mentioned. The Swiss star spoke about how his game changed had over the past two decades. He said, “I’m a more balanced player. Over time I have been able to adjust the details in my style of play, my footwork and the technology of my rackets that make me able to play better now than when I was 20 years old”.
After Geneva, Federer will play the French Open. Owing to his huge fan base across the globe, expectations are riding high on the Swiss Maestro to stage the perfect comeback. With fans being allowed in stadiums frequently at various events this year, Federer will enjoy huge support.
During the interaction, Roger Federer was also probed about his decision to promote tourism in his country while he was still playing. In response, Federer explained that although he had represented Switzerland countless times on the court, it was good to represent the country through a different avenue.
"It's good timing for me to do this now," Federer said. "I feel like I've always represented Switzerland and I've done my fair share to be an ambassador for the country. But for me to do it in an official mission is a nice thing to do."