Roger Federer: ‘That’s why he’s one of the greatest players ever’

After a very long wait, finally the tennis champion, the Swiss Roger Federer makes his return to the ATP circuit. After 14 months of absence, the Swiss tennis player restarts from the Doha tournament, the Qatar Open 2021 where after the ‘Bye’ of the first round he suffered an insidious obstacle for his return to the field. Roger Federer will in fact challenge the winner of the match between the British Daniel Evans and the French Jeremy Chardy, two top 100 and prominent opponents on concrete. Federer has been absent from the circuit since last year’s Australian Open semifinals when, already struggling with physical problems, he was defeated by world number one Novak Djokovic. Everyone expected his return to Australia, but in the end the twenty-time Grand Slam champion decided to return to the Qatar Open 2021, which begins next week. In his first tournament of 2021 Roger Federer will have a far from simple draw. After this second round, in fact, Federer is probably waiting for Borna Coric or at most probably the Australian Millman. For all fans it would be very nice to see a generational clash, a clash in the semifinal between Roger Federer and the Canadian talent Denis Shapovalov. On the other side of the board the number one seeded is the Austrian Dominic Thiem who in the eventual semifinal could challenge the Russian Andrey Rublev, the latter who should challenge the winner between the French Richard Gasquet and a qualifier. Curious clash possibly in the second round for the number 4 in the world who could challenge the semifinalist of the last Australian Open, the Russian Arslan Karatsev. The excitement for Qatar Open 2021 is growing extensively since Roger Federer has decided to mark his comeback there. Already in Doha, he recently participated in a virtual Q&A with kids. Moreover, the second seed will not face either of his foes, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic, in Doha. He might, however, will meet two next-generation guns in Dominic Thiem and defending champion Andrey Rublev. When asked what his strategy was for when he plays against the Serbian World No. 1, Roger Federer had a hilarious comeback, and following that, nothing but kind words for Djokovic.

Roger Federer heaps huge praise for Novak Djokovic

Further, the 39-year-old expressed his admiration for the Serbian. “I enjoy playing against Novak Djokovic. I really feel like we get the best out of each other,” the Swiss maestro said. “That’s why he’s one of the greatest players ever, so it’s been a pleasure to play against him. He’s also one of the players who have made me a better player,” Roger Federer added.

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