Federer Wimbledon 2019

‘I think he will play’ – Rotterdam tournament director reveals likely Roger Federer comeback date


Roger Federer plans on making his comeback to tennis in Doha in March, says Richard Krajieck.

Former Wimbledon champion Krajicek is the tournament director of Rotterdam, which takes place the week before Doha.

He had hoped his would be the tournament that welcomed Roger Federer back to competitive tennis after over a year out with a knee injury, but he now seems to think he has missed out.

“I think I know he will play in Doha (March 8), the week after Rotterdam,” Krajicek said of Federer.

“But if he’s fit and ready to play, we’ll hear from him,” said Richard Krajicek.

Krajicek previously seemed confident of Federer agreeing to play Rotterdam, and cited his special relationship with the event after becoming the oldest ever world number one there in 2018.

“Roger Federer knows that he is well received in Rotterdam,” Kraijcek said earlier this month.

“With the Big Three, you hope that the manager will contact you to tell you that they want to play here, but I can drop an email just in case.

“I cannot consider Federer’s appearance a guarantee. I am aware that it may be too early for Federer to make a commitment just yet.”

Federer Wimbledon 2019
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