Tennis legend Roger Federer is set to make his comeback to the Clay court with the Madrid Open which is set to take place next month. This will be the first time he will be playing on this court in two years. The man himself confirmed to play in the event on Tuesday.
Federer was listed among the players to have registered for the tournament in the Spanish Capital with even his fierce competitors Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal also taking part. The tournament is set to take place from May 2 to May 9. The Women’s competition will also run alongside it which is set to commence on April 29.
Federer hasn’t had a great time on Clay court
Roger Federer made his comeback at the Qatar Open in Doha after 13 months and it was his first tournament since the two knee surgeries he underwent last year. He looked rusty as well losing in the second round and eventually he withdrew from Dubai as well.
Moreover, the performance in Madrid Open will mean a lot for the 39-year-old given his record on the Clay court. He has won only one major tournament on this kind of court, Roland Garros in 2009, and would love to do much better before hanging his boots. Also, Federer hasn’t won a tour clay title since 2015 when he won in Istanbul.
Overall, the legendary Tennis player has won 20 Grand Slams but when it comes to Clay, he has emerged victorious only once and he would like to add more to his tally at the Roland Garros in the next edition. For now, Federer will be concentrating on the upcoming Madrid Open.