The Geneva Open has secured the former World No.1 and countryman Roger Federer’s participation in this year’s edition. However, the tournament director Thierry Grin admits that Swiss Maestro’s attendance is a massive boost for all those who are fighting to keep sports alive during these unprecedented times.
Federer Confirms His Participation at Geneva Open 2021
After the Australian Open 2020 semifinal, Federer played a competitive match at the Qatar Open last month. However, the 39-year-old from Basel will now make his clay-court comeback in his backyard since the 2019 French Open. In the ATP calendar, Geneva Open 2021 will occur from 16th to 22nd May on the outdoor clay court.
“Hi everyone! 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,” the 20-time Grand Slam champion wrote in his recent tweet.
Geneva tournament director was delighted with Roger Federer’s arrival. And he declared that it was a magnificent signal for sports regaining its old shape.
“It’s just exceptional; it’s our best dream come true,” Thierry Grin said when speaking about Federer’s return to Geneva Open in a recent interview.
Director continued, “Sport has suffered so much. It had to start one day again. But to relaunch with the return of Roger Federer in Switzerland, I find that this is a magnificent signal and a superb reward for all those who fought to keep the sport alive during this pandemic.”
(Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
Roger Federer Skips Mutua Madrid Open 2021, Plays at French Open 2021
According to Swiss’s tweet, he will compete in Roland Garro after Geneva. It is confirmed that he has ignored the Mutua Madrid Open 2021, where he was registered. Spain’s ATP Masters 1000 event will take place from 2nd to 9th May.
Roger Federer will make his presence in the French Open for the first time from 2019 when he falls in the semifinal to eventual champion Rafael Nadal. Notably, he skipped last year’s event due to a knee injury. Paris major will go down from 30th May to 13th June.