Roger Federer played his last official match on 30 January 2020. The Swiss champion, on that occasion, lost the Australian Open semi-final to Novak Djokovic in three sets, but played an incredible tournament despite physical problems.
Physical problems that forced Federer to a double operation on his right knee and a forced break that lasted more than a year. The 20-time Grand Slam champion should have returned to Australia, but he preferred to take some more time to recover 100% physically and not rush his return.
So, Roger Federer is ready for the ATP 250 tournament in Doha. To the delight of all tennis fans, Federer is now finally ready to return to the court and will do so at the ATP 250 tournament in Doha, scheduled for March 8-14.
Roger Federer: "The countdown begins!"
The Swiss can't wait to play his first game of 2021 and on social media he uploaded all his fans by posting a photo full of hope and happiness. Federer has in fact posted an image of him smiling on a tennis court and it is written: "The countdown to Doha begins.
Only one week left." One of Federer's biggest fans is Rod Laver, who in a recent interview wanted to talk about him on the GOAT issue. "Personally, I believe that Roger Federer is the iconic face of this era.
I am not referring only to the records, but also to his impact, which helped to identify him as the best tennis player of all times. When I had the chance to speak with him last year, he told me that he would definitely play until he was 40 and more or less we got there.
Unfortunately, his knee has been giving him some trouble in the past few months. He has undergone a double intervention, we hope he will come back as strong as before. I think he has nothing more to say at Roland Garros, while at Wimbledon and the US Open he may still be a candidate for victory.
I don't think Roger is done winning tournaments. Djokovic and Nadal certainly have more time than Roger, so their numbers could be higher than Federer's at the end of their career. Djokovic is certainly on the right track, but also Nadal, who has Roland Garros on his side, where he has shown an unparalleled consistency."