Roger Federer, at 40, a 20-time Grand Slam champion and tennis legend, is now ready to return after overcoming a past year where he was arrested for a double surgery that temporarily halted his career and forced him into a long absence in The circuit.
After returning to the ATP tournament in Doha in 2021, Roger Federer is ready to return to the clay courts. He has decided to skip the Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome tournament on the schedule, and the Swiss champion will return for a relatively less stressful engagement playing at the home tournament at the ATP 250 in Geneva now in a few days.
The Swiss's idea is to use this tournament to better prepare for Roland Garros 2021, a tournament in which he certainly does not start as a favorite but in which Roger certainly wants to do well against the best in world tennis.
Through the EFE agency, the Swiss tennis player has returned to make statements for the next tournament that will see the curiosity of millions of fans dedicated to seeing his return to clay. These are his words: “I am very excited, I really want to go back and I feel like a child ready to go back.
I feel that my joint is much better, 2021 will be an exciting year because normality is getting closer and closer and this is very important even though everything is very difficult due to the virus that has affected us all for some time”.
This 2021 is essential for the tennis player who will turn 40 in a few months: the Swiss champion deals with the eternal fight for the Grand Slam titles that sees him and Rafael Nadal in 20 titles and Novak Djokovic, world number one, chasing 18 Grand Slams.
Federer on his return on the clay court
Roger Federer wasn’t initially going to play in Geneva, but the postponement of the French Open 2021 allowed him to play there. Not only will Federer play in Switzerland, but Geneva also has some of his closest friends.
Along with tennis duties, Federer will get a chance to spend some time with former Davis Cup captain and his close friend Marc Rosset. “For me, I just miss spending some time in Switzerland because I have a lot of friends.
I am here, I live in Graubunden, it’s far away, so I travel a lot, so when I don’t travel I like to be at home a little bit, I’ll take a lot of this week here in Geneva”. Playing on the tour means staying away from home for a large part of the year.
Hence, he gets no time to meet some of his friends. “People know that there is a lot going on, but when we see each other here, like with Marc for example, it’s a pleasure to have a cup of coffee or to go for lunch or dinner.
I think everyone who knows me very well they don’t have to call every day to know who the good friends are. It’s like that with Marc,” Federer said.