After nearly two years, Roger Federer will return to Sand on Tuesday in Geneva. He is looking forward to the premiere in his homeland and is thinking about the long haul.
The changing good news of Roger Federer: In contrast to his comeback tournament in Doha after 13 months of injury on March 11th, the 39-year-old expects a lot of himself these days in Geneva and, above all, more concrete information about him. Its shape. As a blind trip, he no longer wants to understand his debut participation in Club Eaux-Vives after extensive training at home.
“Doha was very different. The tournament there ushered in a mountain tour, ”the 39-year-old explained in a video call to a crowd of journalists. Federer faded again a good two months. “I didn’t know if I was going to wake up. The game of tennis was there, but there was a lot of things missing: stamina, vitality and agility.”
At that point he was able to hold out for an hour, “but within two hours the situation was already precarious.” So the 20 Grand Slam winners returned to training with complete enthusiasm and the final result. “We collected it again.” He hasn’t had any setbacks since then, and he’s clearly feeling better and rational before starting again.
The Plan: Be prepared for the big things in Wimbledon
Federer announced the day before his first match: “I am ready for the Geneva match.” And he added, “I am excited. Is it enough for two sentences or 8 to 10 sentences?”
Being featured in French-speaking Switzerland is of great significance to the world’s eighth-seeded country. Needs points and practice the game. He says, “I have to get into the rhythm.” After a week of rest, he will contest the French Open on May 30th. He defines his short season goals on dirt courts as being manageable: “I will be happy to win some matches in Geneva and Paris.”
Then, Wimbledon will follow on June 28 on its beloved grass rugs. The entire next few weeks are aimed at getting ready. At this year’s third Grand Slam tournament, expectations are certainly higher. “I hope I can achieve a big goal there,” Federer said.
The Basel model commented on other topics before his opening match in Geneva, which he will play against Pablo Andogar on Tuesday around 3:30 pm (live on SRF):
- Location Geneva: “I’ve played here many times, but I’ve always been part of a team – either for the Davis Cup or the Laver Cup. I’m so happy that I finally managed to compete in my first tournament here after having competed several times in Basel and Gstaad. The French Open postponed made the premiere.” Possible. “
- Missing Fans: “Unfortunately, only 100 spectators are allowed to attend. So you will have to offer everything so that I can really feel the house is special (Laugh). »
- Bad weather forecast: “On Sunday, I played Marin Celic at 8 degrees in the rain. It wasn’t so funny. In such conditions, it takes longer for each object to reach its operating temperature. However, contrary to initial expectations, Tuesday is now fairly dry. If you win, it will be a very desirable holiday. From Thursday it will be much warmer. “