French Open 2021: Roger Federer confirms he’ll play at Roland Garros this yr

French Open 2021: Roger Federer confirms he’ll play at Roland Garros this yr

Federer, who will flip 40 in August, has performed only one event in 2021, successful one match in Qatar in March on his return from 13 months on the sidelines after present process two bouts of knee surgical procedures.

French Open 2021: Roger Federer confirms he will play at Roland Garros this year

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Paris: Roger Federer confirmed on Sunday he’ll play the French Open at Roland Garros this yr having skipped the 2020 version to get well from knee surgical procedure.

“Hello everybody! Pleased to let you recognize that I’ll play Geneva and Paris. Till then I’ll use the time to coach. Cannot wait to play in Switzerland once more,” the 39-year-old stated on Twitter.

Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam winner, captured Roland Garros for the one time in 2009.

His final look within the French capital in 2019 led to a semi-final loss to Rafael Nadal, now a 13-time champion.

Ought to Nadal triumph once more in June, he’ll win a record-setting twenty first main.

Federer, who will flip 40 in August, has performed only one event in 2021, successful one match in Qatar in March on his return from 13 months on the sidelines after present process two bouts of knee surgical procedures.

He had been desiring to return to motion on clay in Madrid from 2 Could however will now have his solely pre-Paris warm-up in Geneva from 16 Could.

Roland Garros will begin on 30 Could, every week later than initially scheduled.

Federer, with 103 profession titles to his identify, has not gained a tour clay title since Istanbul in 2015.

For the nice Swiss, his two main goals in 2021 are an assault on a ninth Wimbledon crown and a gold medal in singles on the Tokyo Olympics.

His temporary tour into the clay season is a way of serving to to construct match sharpness earlier than Wimbledon.

“I am going to simply see how a lot workload the physique and the knee nonetheless take and what’s the easiest way to arrange all the best way for principally the start of the season for me, which is the grass court docket season,” Federer stated in Doha.

“What comes earlier than the grass courts are the clay courts. So from that standpoint, I’ve no alternative however to play on clay if I need to play matches,” he added.

“It may very well be good for me, the clay. It may very well be dangerous for me, the clay. So I’ll solely know in follow, however I do not suppose it is going to be dangerous, to be sincere.”

 

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