Roger Federer to Drop Ranking Spot Despite Making a Comeback at ATP Doha 2021

Published 03/01/2021, 12:33 PM EST
Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on during his Men’s Singles Semifinal match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day eleven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 30, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Fans were left disappointed when 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer withdrew from the Australian Open 2021. He couldn’t recover on time and thus was not able to play the Grand Slam. However, the bad news for Federer and his massive fan base does not end there.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Roger Federer recently withdrew from the Miami Open 2021 as well. There were speculations that fans might see Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal together at the Miami Open 2021, but that will not be possible now. The Big 3 last played in a single tournament at the Australian Open 2020, more than a year ago now.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The tournament will begin on March 22, 2021, and Federer is certainly not fully ready to play a lot of tournaments right now. However, once again, there’s more to it. As the Miami Open 2021 is an ATP 1000 Masters tournament, Federer will lose a considerable amount of points by skipping the tournament.

2019 US Open Tennis Tournament- Day Nine. Roger Federer of Switzerland during his loss against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the Men’s Singles Quarter-Finals match on Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3rd, 2019 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Federer is on the 5th spot in the ATP rankings at the moment. Skipping the tournament will impact his rankings as he will lose the 1000 points he’d won last time around at the event.

Roger Federer will definitely play at the Qatar Open 2021

Even though Federer will skip the Miami Open 2021, he will make a comeback after almost 13 months at the ATP Doha 2021 or the Qatar Open 2021. Federer recently posted a picture on his Twitter handle updating fans that he is really practicing hard to make an incredible comeback at the tournament.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a backhand during his Men’s Singles Quarterfinal match against Tennys Sandgren of the United States on day nine of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images)

This means that the Swiss Maestro will only play one tournament before the clay season begins. After the Qatar Open 2021, players will move forward to play at clay-court tournaments in order to prepare themselves for the French Open 2021.

Although Federer will lose points, he’ll certainly aim to win the ATP Doha 2021. The victories there will not only give him confidence but will also help him in regaining his form and momentum. Fans still have huge expectations from him and want him to deliver in the 2021 season. Will Federer be able to win yet another Grand Slam title in 2021?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

How Can a Tennis Professional Beat Roger Federer?

2 months ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Anshul Singh

791 articles

Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT