Roger Federer: "I can't competing with Nadal and Djokovic now"



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Roger Federer: "I can't competing with Nadal and Djokovic now"

Roger Federer's come back on the court is very close now, as he begins his clay court season this week in Geneva. The former world number 1 has been absent from the ATP Tour since a brief spell at the Qatar Open in Doha, where he reached the quarter-finals by relinquishing a comeback to future winner Nikoloz Basilashvili.

The Swiss phenomenon will also play Roland Garros at the end of the month, a decision that surprised even the experts after the one-week postponement of the Parisian Grand Slam. It is no secret that King Roger's goal is to be ready for Wimbledon, the event in which he has the best chance of placing the 21st Major of a simply unrepeatable career.

The 39-year-old from Basel also heads straight for the Tokyo Olympics, hoping to grab that gold in singles that has always escaped him until now. Interviewed by RTS on the eve of his debut in Geneva, Federer humbly admitted that he did not know exactly what his current level is.

Roger said: "Obviously there are many question marks in many respects. Right now, my goal is not to return to compete with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. I'll be able to tell you more after about ten games, but now I'm just trying to think about myself and my recovery process.

It might seem strange to say that Roland Garros will be used to prepare me for grass, but that's the way it is. I'd like to say I have a chance in Paris, but honestly I'm not ready yet. It would be presumptuous of me to argue that I can get to the bottom of that.

In Doha I was at the beginning of my climb, I was not yet sure what difficulties I would have along the way, how much work I would need and how my body would react. I was like a blank page."

Roger Federer recived the vaccine!

From tomorrow Roger Federer will finally be back on the court after more than a year of stoppage in the ATP 250 in Geneva, a place very dear to him: "Now my priority is my return to the court. I love playing in Geneva and my children have a lot of fun here because they see friends they haven't seen in a long time."

Federer, we know, is perhaps the best tennis player in history and one of the most influential characters on the world scene, but for Switzerland he represents a real national hero, so much so that he was recently appointed ambassador of tourism (here his video Don Robert DeNiro).

The figure of him can be crucial at a time when flights and travel are limited by the pandemic. "Sometimes it is a bit exaggerated, but at the same time I find it fantastic. It is very nice because I realize that I am very respected by the Swiss and therefore I am happy to give back as much as possible to Switzerland in my new role."

Meanwhile Roger said he received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Swiss admitted having received Pfizer doses and HE commented: "I am happy to have been able to do this with all the trips I do. I don't want to harm someone else.

We must be careful and be very careful." Roger said it during an interview with Swiss TV Leman Bleu, confirming that he fully understood the true meaning of mass vaccination. As part of the same interview, Federer also talks about the possibility that the Tokyo Olympics will not see the start as feared by the organization.

He said: "Winning a medal for Switzerland would make me very proud. Although the fear of a cancellation due to the pandemic weighs on the morale of the players. Athletes need a decision as to whether the Games will be played or not. In any case, we will discuss it at home. We talk a lot about it with Mirka."