Roger Federer is all set to make his debut at the Geneva Open next week after completing his vaccination against COVID-19. This will be his comeback from an injury that has kept him out of action for some time. His last competitive match was at the Qatar Open in March where he lost in the quarter-finals. Federer underwent double knee surgery that kept him out of action in 2020. His last action on clay was at the 2019 Rolland Garros. Roger Federer is set to make his debut at his home tournament along with a packed field in the Geneva Open. He also admitted to having received the Pfizer-BioNTech jab out of concern for others.
“Yes, I’m vaccinated. I got the Pfizer,” Federer said. “I am happy to have been able to do it with all the trips I take. Even if I’m staying in Switzerland, I think there are advantages. Above all, I did it for others because I don’t want to give it to anyone else, even if I still remain very careful. We’re very careful with the family and with our friends.”
The 20-time Grand Slam Champion has received a bye in the first round and will face either Australia’s Jordan Thompson or Pablo Andujar of Spain in the second round. Marin Cilic, the former World number three is on Federer’s side of the draw. The field also includes Top 30 stars Denis Shapovalov, Casper Ruud, Cristian Garin, Fabio Fognini and wild card Grigor Dimitrov.