The Roger Federer fans all over the world are looking forward to witnessing his return on clay tomorrow in Madrid. The sales of the Mutua Madrid Open 2019 tickets was escalated as soon as the Swiss superstar announced his participation in the tournament. The Spaniards are expected to pack in huge numbers in Caja Magica to spectate Roger Federer swinging his Wilson wand on the Spanish loam.
After a despondent beginning of the 2019 season in Melbourne, the World Number three, Roger Federer ascended to create new records in the sport of tennis by extending his ATP title count to 101. That colossal figure incorporates 11 titles on the terre-battue arena.
The Swiss last stepped on the clay courts of Italy. Over there, he was halted by the NextGen clay courter, Dominic Thiem in straight sets. Also, recently in Indian Wells, the Austrian battled past Roger Federer in the championship match. Thiem perceives Roger Federer to be a versatile contender in the sport of tennis and his game seems effortless in all occasions.
The new era contender, Dominic Thiem illustrated his perspective on Federer’s persona on clay in Madrid. “I think that Roger is also one of the best players on this surface of all time,” Thiem addressed. “The only thing that stopped him so many times is Rafa. Probably if Rafa wouldn’t be there, he would win five or six Roland Garros titles. And even now he has an amazing career win-loss on clay.”
Thiem mentioned Federer’s profound association with the clay courts and mentioned that he grew up on that surface. The Austrian believes he is the favourite face of the tournament irrespective of where he is playing.
“I think he also feels comfortable on the surface. He grew up on it as well for sure in Switzerland. He knows how to move and everything. So, doesn’t matter where or which tournaments he plays, he will always be one of the favourites,” Thiem added.