For almost five years (from2012 to 2017), the 20-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer was without a major title in his hoard of Grand Slams. It was all pertaining to his knee injury which also led him to miss the 2016 Rio Olympics. Since his fairytale victory in the Melbourne major final against his longtime rival Rafael Nadal in 2017, Federer is smartly making his choices to participate in the men’s tour.
Roger Federer disclosed about his preference to play in South America rather than Asia. “I would like to play in South America or more often in Asia, to get to know other sand tournaments as well,” he said. “But it is difficult to change all the planning. I could do it with show bouts, they are also casual and cool. But since my knee injury, I have played almost no more.”
The Swiss tennis ace, Roger Federer shares a close connection with South Africa and his mother Lynette Federer hails from the nation of South Africa. The South African roots run deep in Federer and it is not possible to take South Africa out of him. Also, he holds South African citizenship. Recently Roger Federer mentioned about the planning of the annual Match for Africa exhibition, which is to take place in South Africa. “My big wish is to make a match for Africa in South Africa. That’s what I’m planning,” Roger Federer added.
After his unprecedented success in Dubai, the Swiss maestro has begun to contemplate on his 2020 calendar. “My goal is to continue playing,” he said. “Accordingly, the planning is running – that I will continue the career. For the beginning of the year is still a lot unclear, with the Hopman Cup, the new ATP Cup. In Dubai, they asked me on Thursday if I could imagine a return. I discussed it with my team and spontaneously agreed. Everything goes on for me any.”
For now, in the Californian desert, Roger Federer will open against the German, Peter Gojowczyk in the round-of-64 of the Indian Wells 2019.