Amid huge expectations, the former World No.1 Roger Federer made his comeback recently at the Qatar Open 2021. However, the 39-years-old Swiss reveals that he replied to his friend’s messages about returning to ATP Tour after a 13 months hiatus, but he usually doesn’t revert it.
Even though Federer lost his second match in his return, the 20-time Grand Slam winner was delighted by his friends and their lovely words.
“I think a lot of my close friends and people around me were waiting for this return and that I finally did it and I was able even to win it. I think some people didn’t expect that because they know what I went through,” said Federer, a professional with more than two decades of racquet sports experience.
Roger continued, “It was like winning a big tournament. Messages would keep coming in. Whereas normally I don’t respond, I responded to them all basically just because I felt like I was on such a high. I was really, really pleased and happy yesterday. It was really a great day for me again to be back on the Tour.”
“I’ve Decided To Withdraw From Dubai Next Week,” says Roger Federer
Following a quarter-final defeat in Doha, World No.6 has decided to pull out from the Dubai Tennis Championships, an eight-time title winner. An ATP 500 event begins on the 14th of this month.
Federer also highlighted he has decided to go back to prepare himself to a higher standard rather than continue to battle.
“It’s been great to be back on the @atptour. I loved every minute of playing in Doha once again. A big thank you to the best and loyal team that helped me get here. I’ve decided it’s best to go back to training, and as a result, I’ve decided to withdraw from Dubai next week,” Federer wrote on his Twitter account after exit from the Qatar Open 2021.
Hopefully, Roger Federer will come back to tour soon and continue his voyage.