VIDEO: Roger Federer trains on clay ahead of Geneva Open
Geneva Open occurs two weeks ahead of Roland Garros, with enough time for Roger to compete at both events and not risk anything ahead of his beloved grass swing. Struggling with a knee injury, Federer underwent two surgeries last year, skipping the entire season after the Australian Open and making a long-awaited return this March in Doha after being sidelined for 13 months.
Roger defeated Daniel Evans in Doha before losing to Nikoloz Basilashvili after squandering a match point, taking more time off the court and skipping the Miami Open, Monte Carlo, Rome and Madrid. Roger will return to the court at the home ATP 250 event in Geneva, returning to one of his favorite cities where he celebrated the Laver Cup title with Team Europe in 2019.
After Rome 2016, Federer didn't play on clay for the next two years, skipping three Roland Garros events and returning to the slowest surface in the spring of 2019. Federer competed in Madrid and Rome before heading to Paris and achieving another notable Roland Garros result, reaching the semis and losing to Rafael Nadal in straight sets.