“We Dream”: Tournament Directors Hopes To Have Roger Federer at ATP Geneva Open 2021

Published 04/14/2021, 6:29 AM EDT
Roger Federer (SUI) during the French Open Tennis at Stade Roland-Garros, Paris. (Credit: Jon Bromley | MI News) (Photo by MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


Swiss tennis superstar, Roger Federer, is one of the most-watched athletes in the sporting world. Over the years, he has entertained fans from all over the globe, and he was the first man to win 20 Grand Slam titles. Overall, he’s been one of the truest ambassadors to the sport.

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Recently, the tournament director of the Geneva Open wished for Federer to be a part of this year’s edition, especially since the Swiss ace is in the twilight of his career and may retire from the sport sooner rather than later. Over the years, Federer has been a crowd puller and his matches often see tickets getting sold in quick succession. 

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his singles match against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain during day two of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Taking note of this, tournament directors, Rainer Schüttler and Thierry Grin stated, “It is clear that we dream of itFor six years, we talk every time with his team in the perspective that he will play once the Geneva Open. We hope that this year can be the good one.”

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(Quotes translated using Google translate)

It would be a huge success to have Roger Federer compete at the ATP Geneva Open 2021

Grin did not shy away from revealing that it would be a dream to have the Swiss superstar on board. In the past, he has contacted his team on several occasions but has remained unsuccessful in his attempts. In recent years, Federer has not played the French Open regularly, and since the Geneva Open is played on clay courts, it could have been one of the factors that led him to skip the event. 

However, Roger has entertained fans in Geneva recently. In 2019, the Laver Cup was conducted in the city of Switzerland. At that time, big names such as Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem were part of the event too. 

SHANGHAI, CHINA – OCTOBER 10: Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a forehand against David Goffin of Belgium in the Rolex Shanghai Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Centre on October 10, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

Federer recently returned to the Tour after being on the sidelines for over a year. After his semifinal exit at the Australian Open last year, he underwent two surgeries on his knee. He competed at the ATP Doha Open 2021 but faced an early exit in the second round. 

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The 39-year-old athlete intends to return for the clay-court tournaments. He is expected to play the French Open this season and will feature at the events prior to the second Grand Slam of the year. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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