The 2021 Geneva Open held its main draw draw where all the reflectors are on Roger Federer and his return to activity. Although the Swiss will start as the first seed, he is far from being considered one of the favorites to fight for the title next week in his country.
Federer will lead the top of the draw and like the other top three seeded players, they will only debut in the second round. Roger will have to make his debut against the winner of the clash between Australian Jordan Thompson and Spanish Pablo Andújar.
Later he would meet the Chilean Cristian Garín (5) or the Croatian Marin Cilic. In the same upper part of the table, the Norwegian Casper Ruud (3) and the French Benoit Pairé (7) appear. Ruud has just skipped the Rome Masters after his great performance at the Caja Mágica.
At the bottom, the best positioned is the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (2) who will try to maintain the great level that he showed during this week at the Rome Open. Shapovalov will debut with the Italian Stefano Travaglia or a player from the 'qualy'
Later it could be crossed with the experienced Fabio Fognini (6) or the Argentine Guido Pella. In that same quadrant, there are the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (4), the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino (8) and because of how he is, the American giant Reilly Opelka cannot be ruled out.
This was the fate that the Geneva ATP 250 draw brought to the favorites. How far do you think Roger Federer will go on his first date of the year on clay?
Federer last won a Roland Garros title way back in 2009
In a recent interview, legendary Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk hailed Roger Federer.
He revealed how the Swiss Maestro’s tactics often help him to deceive his opponents on the football field. “When you see him (Roger Federer) play, you think he is not sweating. That is mentally difficult for his opponent.
He thinks he is good, but not even trying. My opponent must also think that it is easy for me, although I never think so myself,” said van Dijk. Recently, Roger Federer announced that he would play at the French Open 2021.
He’ll be playing a Grand Slam after almost 17 months as he last played at the Australian Open 2020. Before the French Open, the Swiss Maestro will play at the ATP 250 Geneva Open 2021. Federer last won a Roland Garros title way back in 2009.
He last won a Grand Slam at the Wimbledon Championships in 2017. He is 39- years old right now and in such a situation, it’ll be hard for him to make a comeback on the court.