“Extremely Low”: Roger Federer Talks About His Expectations at Qatar Open 2021

Published 03/09/2021, 4:04 PM EST
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – FEBRUARY 05: Roger Federer during the arrival press conference in Cape Town ahead of The Match in Africa against Rafael Nadal at Cape Town International Airport on February 05, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Reg Caldecott/Gallo Images/Getty Images)


The prolonged wait of Fedfans globally is finally over as Swiss legend Roger Federer will be making his comeback to professional tennis on Wednesday at ATP Doha in Qatar.

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World Number six, Federer, was away from tennis for 13 months, and his hiatus from the sport was concerning his knee surgeries.

The return of Roger has definitely elated millions of fans around the globe, and simultaneously it has raised questions in tennis experts’ minds regarding his utter dominance in the sport.

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Presently, Federer has low expectations from his matches in Doha and he is looking forward to getting a few match practices.

“I’m really curious to find out how it’s going to go there are obviously amazing amounts of question marks surrounding you know my comeback. For me personally and I don’t know what to expect,” Roger Federer mentioned.

“I know that the expectations for myself are extremely low, and I’m just very happy that I’m playing a term again regardless of the outcome of this event.”

Roger Federer speaks about his rehab

And, the maestro feels his road to recovery has taken much longer than expected, and presently, he isn’t really 100 percent fit. However, after long hours of practice and fitness, his body can sustain professional tennis.

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“Yeah, it’s been a long year, in some ways especially rehabbing being on crutches once and then for a second time finally I’m back on a tennis court again,” he said.

“Working out playing sets, playing points, it’s a true pleasure, privilege, actually, after all this time. I didn’t expect it to go as long as it did, but now we are where we are and I’m so excited to be back on the, on a match court.”

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At Qatar Open 2021, on Wednesday, second seed Roger Federer will play his comeback match against Britain’s Dan Evans, who defeated Jeremy Chardy in his first-round match. Federer’s match will take place at 6 pm local time.

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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