After a long wait, tennis fans and enthusiasts can rejoice again: the tennis legend and twenty times winner of Grand Slam tournaments Roger Federer will come back on the court next week in the ATP 250 tournament in Geneva.
Federer, in this 2021, only played in the Doha tournament, returning after a very long absence of 13 months and playing only two matches. In the first match he faced a battle but came out winning against the British tennis player Daniel Evans while in the second round, valid for the quarter-finals, Roger was eliminated by the Georgian tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili, then winner of the tournament.
On that occasion it was a hard-fought match with Roger who had a match point but failed to exploit it and was eliminated in three sets of games. The Geneva tournament will see the Swiss champion prepare for Roland Garros, the second Grand Slam of the year where Roger certainly will not start among the favorites but will still try to do well.
In Geneva, after the bye of the first round Roger Federer will face the winner between the Australian Jordan Thompson and the Spanish tennis player Pablo Andujar. In the event of a victory against certainly not prominent opponents Roger would risk facing one of Marin Cilic and above all Christian Garin, a very difficult and good tennis player on clay.
After Federer, the favorites of this tournament are the Norwegian Christian Ruud and the Canadian Denis Shapovalov, seeded number two after the Swiss. Three Italians present in the draw with Fabio Fognini who will face Guido Pella, Travaglia will face a qualified player while Salvatore Caruso will have to face the American tennis player Tennys Sandgren.
Roger Federer will use these tournaments as preparation for the upcoming commitments with his primary objectives which turn out to be the Wimbledon tournament and the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games in this 2021 respectively.
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According to the most recent numbers from Forbes, Federer is the seventh athlete in the world in terms of earnings between 2020 and 2021: a good 90 million in total, making him the only tennis player in the top 10. A fact that could easily surprise, given that from the Australian Open 2020 to today King Roger has played exclusively one tournament: the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha last March, where he lost to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarter-finals after returning to success against the British Daniel Evans.
In fact, the vast majority of his income comes from the numerous and profitable sponsors: Rolex, Credit Suisse, ON and Uniqlo, without considering his recent commitments also with Lindt, Barilla, Mercedes-Benz and Switzerland Tourism.
Roger is expected to return to the field in the next few days for the Geneva tournament, which he has never attended. He will follow his engagement at Roland Garros in Paris, where he was absent last year to better prepare for the new 2021 season, in which he will turn 40 years-old.