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Roger Federer might be aiming to hitch Claudio Mezzadri (1987), Marc Rosset (1989) and Stan Wawrinka (2016-17) because the fourth Swiss participant to raise the Geneva trophy subsequent week; the 20-time Grand Slam champion might be enjoying competitively for the primary time since March

Final Up to date: 14/05/21 9:25pm

Roger Federer returns to motion for the primary time since March on the Geneva Open having been vaccinated in opposition to coronavirus

Roger Federer will make his highly-anticipated return to tennis at subsequent week’s Geneva Open having been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 because the Swiss star makes his debut within the event.

The 39-year-old hasn’t competed since his returned to motion for first time in 13 months to succeed in the Qatar Open quarter-finals in March.

Federer, who went by way of two knee surgical procedures in 2020, final performed on clay at Roland Garros in 2019 however he’ll return in entrance of his house supporters to steer a packed area.

He confirmed to Switzerland’s Léman Bleu tv that he had acquired the Pfizer-BioNTech jab and is vaccinated in opposition to coronavirus out of concern for others.

“Sure, I am vaccinated. I acquired the Pfizer,” Federer mentioned. “I’m comfortable to have been in a position to do it with all of the journeys I take.

“Even when I am staying in Switzerland, I feel there are benefits. Above all, I did it for others as a result of I do not wish to give it to anybody else, even when I nonetheless stay very cautious.

“We’re very cautious with the household and with our pals.”

The 20-time Grand Slam champion will face Australia’s Jordan Thompson or Pablo Andujar of Spain within the second spherical after receiving a first-round bye.

He shares the highest quarter of the draw with Santiago champion Cristian Garin and former World No 3 Marin Cilic.

The sector additionally contains Prime 30 stars Denis Shapovalov, Casper Ruud, Cristian Garin, Fabio Fognini and wild card Grigor Dimitrov.

Norway’s Ruud has reached the semi-finals at his previous three occasions, together with Monte Carlo, Munich and Madrid.

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