‘I want to celebrate great victories again’ – Roger Federer confirms comeback date and 2021 plans
Roger Federer has confirmed he will make his comeback in Doha in March – and he plans on playing the clay season as well.
Federer has now missed a full year of tennis after requiring double knee surgery, and was forced to delay his original plan to return at the upcoming Australian Open.
In an interview with SRF, he admitted that it ‘hurt’ to miss the first Grand Slam of the season, but he gave a major update on his fitness and plans for 2021.
“I wanted to make my comeback at a smaller tournament so that I wasn’t fully in focus and where the stress is also a little less,” Federer said.
“I’ll try to play on clay again,” he added. “The whole thing, of course, with regard to Halle, Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open.”
“I like to play tennis for life. In the last few months I have given a lot in rehab, in the conditioning area. I had to go through it, but I always enjoyed it,” the former world No 1 said.
“I want to celebrate great victories again. And for that I am ready to go the long, hard road.”
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