Roger Federer made his long-awaited return from knee surgeries in early March 2021. However, his return was cut short when he was sent off in the ATP Doha quarterfinals. After taking another break from the Tour after that, Federer recently announced that he will play the clay court event, ATP Geneva Open, in his home country of Switzerland.
The event will take place May 17-22. After announcing his intention to play during the current clay season, Federer highlighted two clay tournaments for his clay season. One was the French Open and the other was the Madrid Open.
But Federer changed his schedule as the French Open was postponed and thus he decided to play in Geneva for the first time. Given Federer's stature, there are broadcasters that will broadcast the tournament around the world.
Swiss broadcaster RTS will host the 2021 Geneva Open. The broadcast will begin with the start of the main draw, which also features artists such as Denis Shapovalov and Casper Ruud. RTS will have two channels dedicated to streaming and will also show the matches on its app, RTS Sports.
In the US, The Geneva Open will air on the Tennis Channel, while Canadian fans can tune in to TSN to watch coverage. Tennis fans in Latin America will need ESPN to see Roger Federer and others in Geneva. In the UK and Ireland, Amazon Prime Video will have the Geneva Open.
Spanish viewers can tune in to Movistar for the event. For the other parts of Europe, major broadcasters such as Eurosport and IKO Sportklub will broadcast the Geneva Open.
Guy Forget opens up on Roger Federer
Guy Forget, the tournament director of Roland Garros, recently gave his thoughts on Roger Federer's achievements at the claycourt Slam in the Rafael Nadal era.
"That Roger Federer comes to play Roland Garros seems logical to me," Forget said. "This will allow him to play, and especially to test himself. Clay is a living surface that requires you to be precise in your investments.
The better Federer is at Roland Garros, the better he will be at Wimbledon." During the interaction, Guy Forget was also asked whether the duo could clash in the 2021 edition of the tournament, which begins later this month.
Forget replied in the positive, asserting that the match-up could happen in the second week. "Regarding this edition, I think it can quite happen in the second week," Forget said. Roger Federer could potentially meet Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros.