Former World No.1 Roger Federer has already announced his significant goals for the 2021 season. The first one is winning a title at Wimbledon, where he is an eight-time champion, and the second one is to capture the singles Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympic Games.
However, Marc Rosset, one of Swiss Maestro’s friends, admits his buddy wants to play much more matches on clay court season if he wants to claim the crown at the Championships this year.
After concluding his comeback campaign at the Qatar Open, the 20-time Grand Slam champion went back to training. Following withdrawal from the upcoming Miami Open, It seems like that Roger will be on the circuit before the French Open, which begins on 23rd May.
“It’s Going To Be Interesting”: Marc Rosset on Roger playing In Clay Court Season
1992 Barcelona Olympic singles Gold Medalist was a guest of Antoine Benneteau’s podcast, Air Open, on the L’Equipe, a French nationwide newspaper.
Therein, Rosset spoke about Roger Federer’s return and his chances at Wimbledon for nearly 30 minutes. He said that his compatriot requires to beat either Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, or the top player before entering into SW19.
Marc continued, “Federer saw that maybe he lacked a bit of physical preparation, so I think it’s going to be interesting for him to really play as many matches as possible on clay. This will allow him to do a little land work, get a bit of a physical fund, especially since Wimbledon is hardly won by serving-volley. It is won from the baseline.” (Quotes Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
Former World No.9 further highlighted that Roger forfeited the entire clay-court season in 2018. As a result, he won’t be able to defend his title in Wimbledon.
“And the year he did not play on clay, he had made two turf tournaments where he had not played a top 10, and then he lost against Anderson. So if he also wants to win Wimbledon, he will necessarily have to beat Djokovic, Nadal or other players in the top 10, and to meet them, he will have to play these players in the Masters 1000 on clay or at Roland Garros,” Rosset added.
It will be fantastic to watch Federer again battle against Nadal or Djokovic on clay courts, especially Roland Garros.