Roger Federer has finally announced his return to the Tennis court after a 13-month long absence. While the legend chose to skip the action due to a list of knee problems, his fans can indeed breathe easy now. Currently standing 5th in the ATP ranking, Federer will be back in action at the ATP 250 in Doha, scheduled to start on 6th March 2021.
The announcement didn’t just include his potential comeback to the court, and Federer further shared details about his future career plans after Doha.
How Federer plans to go ahead regarding his Tennis career?
Federer is all set to continue with his stint in the Tennis arena, given the circumstances stay favorable. He is also looking forward to participating in the next year’s French Open. Now that is something we all wanted to hear about. Isn’t it?
Speaking of his plans for the Summer, Federer says that he focuses entirely on Halle, followed by his favorite ‘Wimbledon. Afterward, he plans to stop by Tokyo Olympics to grab that much-awaited Olympics Gold to his Trophy Cabinet. FedEx then thinks of closing the year with US Open if his body allows him.
Roger Federer missing in action for long
Federer hasn’t missed the Australian Open since 1999, and a knee injury is certainly frustrating in this aspect. Still, he knows the importance of staying in the best shape to bring on his 100 percent on the court. When asked about choosing ‘Qatar open’ for his comeback, Federer had a simple explanation.
“I wanted to make my comeback at a smaller tournament so that I wasn’t fully in focus and where the stress is also a little less,” He said.
“I want to celebrate great victories again. And for that, I am ready to go the long, hard road,” Federer added. Federer is about to face a stern challenge in keeping his schedule intact. He will make his return at the Qatar Open, and fans would surely want him to participate in the remaining three Grand Slam events.
Still, the 20-time Grand slam champion stays focused on his priorities in 2021. It’s not the first time he tackles such a situation. Even In 2016, Federer skipped some tournaments after falling prey to a knee injury for the very first time. Right after playing in the Wimbledon, he missed the entire season while marking his comeback in the following year’s Australian Open.
He defeated his arch-rival, Rafael Nadal, in a grilling five-set encounter while claiming the title. It must be mentioned that this went as his first Grand Slam title victory after claiming the 2012 Wimbledon championship. He didn’t just stop there and went on to clinch a record-breaking 8th title at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.