When and Where to Watch Roger Federer’s Return at Geneva Open 2021?

Published 05/12/2021, 12:04 PM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against David Goffin of Belgium on day six of 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)


Roger Federer made his much-anticipated return from his knee surgeries in early March 2021. However, his return was cut short as he was ousted in the quarterfinals of ATP Doha. Having taken another break from the Tour following that, Federer recently made the announcement of playing the clay-court event, ATP Geneva Open, in his home country, Switzerland. The event will be held from May 17 to May 22.

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After announcing his intention of playing during the current clay-court season, Federer singled out two clay tournaments for his clay season. One was the French Open and the other one was the Madrid Open. But Federer changed his calendar since the French Open was postponed and hence decided to play in Geneva for the first time.

Given Federer’s stature, there are broadcasters who will broadcast the tournament across the world.

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Roger Federer wearing a mask as he walks out before his first-round match against Great Britain’s Dan Evans. Tennis Federation/Samer Al-Rejjal/Handout via REUTERS

Swiss broadcasting company, RTS will be showing the Geneva Open 2021. The broadcast will start with the commencement of the main draw, which also features the likes of Denis Shapovalov and Casper Ruud. RTS will have two channels dedicated to the broadcast and will also show the matches on its app, RTS Sports as well.

Where to watch Roger Federer in action at Geneva Open in the USA and Europe?

ATP also has distributed broadcasting rights around the world for the ATP 250 events. In the USA, the Geneva Open will be shown on the Tennis Channel, whereas Canadian fans can tune onto TSN for the coverage. Tennis fans in Latin America will need ESPN to watch Roger Federer and others in Geneva.

In the UK and Ireland, Amazon Prime Video will have the Geneva Open. Spanish viewers can tune onto Movistar for the event. For the other parts of Europe, top broadcasters such as Eurosport and IKO Sportklub will broadcast Geneva Open.

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For the Chinese fans, Geneva Open will be available on iQiyi. While the Japanese fans can watch Federer on WOWOW. Discovery and Tennis TV will broadcast the Geneva Open in the Indian subcontinent. Fans in India can also tune onto ATP Tour’s YouTube channel for selected matches. Middle-east and Australia will see the coverage of the Geneva Open on beIN Sports.

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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