Roger Federer Announces His Upcoming Entry in the French Open and Geneva Open
Tennis superstar Roger Federer announced his participation in French Open and another tournament to be held in Geneva. Federer is making his big comeback in tennis, following his hiatus because of two knee operations, BBC reported.
Hi everyone!— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 18, 2021
Happy to let you know that I will play Geneva🇨🇭 and Paris 🇫🇷. Until then I will use the time to train. Can’t wait to play in Switzerland again. ❤️🚀
Federer announced the news himself to his fans on his Twitter account, as he expressed his delight and excitement to play in Switzerland once again. His competition in Geneva marks his second match following his comeback match in Qatar Open in the previous month, Associated Press reported.
Roger Federer on His Competition Entries
Roger Federer is set to enter the Geneva Open as he also prepares for the French Open set on May 30. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will aim for his one hundred fourth career title in the Geneva open to happen on May 16-22.
Meanwhile, Federer has skipped three consecutive French Opens from 2016, because of an injury and a wish to manage his workload. Federer was able to return in 2019, and he was able to reach the semi-finals. Federer was also not able to play in the French Open in the previous year.
Competing with Dan Evans during the Qatar Open in the previous month, Federer won three sets against his opponent. However, Nikoloz Basilashvili overwhelmed Federer as the latter failed to convert a match point.
Apart from the French Open and Geneva Open, Roger Federer also had plans for 2021 to participate in Wimbledon and the Olympics, CBS Sports reported. Federer has won Wimbledon eight times.
However, Federer was not able to enter Wimbledon because it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Roger Federer and His Tennis Career
Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player who holds a total of 103 titles and about 1,242 wins. Federer is also known to be tied with Rafael Nadal having 20 Grand Slam titles. However, Federer owns a record for most Grand Slam Wins of 362.
Federer also enjoyed a match-winning streak from 2006 to 2007.
Two years ago, Federer lost to Novak Djokovic during a fifth-set tiebreaker, as he tried to extend his Wimbledon winning for the ninth time. Federer was known to serve for the match and was able to garner two championship points. In 2020, Federer also lost to Djokovic during the Australian Open.
CBS Sports noted that Federer had knee issues throughout his career, and they are the reason the Swiss player was side-lined. Federer underwent surgery for a torn meniscus in 2016, where he missed the Dubai and Indian Wells Open that season.
Federer returned to the sport after his 13-month hiatus due to his knee operations. Federer hoped to return to Australia Open this January. However, BBC noted that the Swiss player ran out of time to regain his fitness and shape to enter the competition.
Apart from Roger Federer's announcement of participating in the French open and Geneva Open, the Swiss Player noted and promised his fans that he will use the time he has left to train.
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