Monday, March 8, 2021 00:04 AM (GMT + 7)
(Sports news – Tennis news) Roger Federer surprised him by attending an ATP 250 and ATP 500 instead of the Miami Open – a 1000-point tournament on the ATP standings.
Video of Federer’s first training session to prepare for the Qatar Open:
Roger Federer is about to have a comeback after 13 months of injury at the Qatar Open (March 8-13). The Swiss player started to play in the second round and the opponent of “Express Train” was the winner of the match between Daniel Evans and Jeremy Chardy.
Federer was present in Doha (Qatar) to practice for the Qatar Open
This is the first time Roger Federer has attended the ATP 250 tournament in about two and a half years. The last time FedEx played at an ATP 250 was Stuttgart 2018 and the Swiss tennis player was crowned at that tournament.
If you win both the Qatar Open and then the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open (March 14-20), Roger Federer will earn 750 points on the ATP rankings. Those points will compensate for 1000 points lost due to dropping out of the Miami Open (late March 2021).
Before that, it appeared that Federer only played in 2 tournaments in the Middle East and did not attend the Miami Open to continue the recovery process. The “Express Train” clearly calculated his long-term strategy very carefully instead of trying to “plow” as much as he could when he turned 40.
In a recent interview, Swedish legend Bjorn Borg evaluated Roger Federer put 5 goals first this season. “Roger Federer had a chance to attend the Australian Open but he passed it on. That’s a pity. I think FedEX has the top 5 goals this season. First, it is to keep a stable form, followed by Wimbledon, Olympic, US Open and Laver Cup ”.
Though it was only an outsider’s comment, it made sense for Federer to do so. Wimbledon has always been FedEx’s favorite tournament, like the US Open and Laver Cup, and the goal of winning the Olympic gold is a long-standing dream of the Swiss “Express Train”.
However, to get things on Federer needs to keep fit and form. Therefore, the Swiss tennis player who ignored the Miami Open is not too surprising.
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