Unstoppable World No. 3 tennis great Roger Federer has recently announced his participation in one more glitzy event after Tokyo Olympics 2020. This time the Swiss veteran has declared to perform in French Open 2020 which is scheduled to be held from May 24th till June 7th in Paris.
While announcing the good news to his fans, the 38-year-old tennis maestro said, “I will play the French Open. I probably won’t play much before that because I need some time away from it (tennis) and I need some time with the family”. Further, when he was asked about his plan for Tokyo Olympics 2020 Federer said, “we need a vacation, we need a break, and especially if I am playing the Olympics and all that. At the end of the day, my heart decided to play the Olympic Games again”.
In the 2019 edition of Roland-Garros, Federer successfully reached the enthralling semi-final round but World No. 2 tennis giant Rafael Nadal toppled him at the last moment and eventually won the title also. In the upcoming prestigious event also reigning champion Nadal is all set to give major threat to legendary player Roger Federer. It will be interesting to see how he will perform in French Open 2020.
A few days back the third-seeded tennis star Federer announced his participation in Summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo. He will perform in the prestigious tournament after Wimbledon Open 2020 and before the Grand Slam event US Open 2020. In the upcoming event of the Tokyo Olympics in next year, the 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer will fight for his maiden gold medal in men’s singles category as he never won any Olympics singles title so far in illustrious tennis career. He settled down with a silver in London Olympics 2012 after losing to star player Andy Murray of Great Britain by 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 scoreline.
The only time Federer won a gold medal in the Olympic event was in 2008 at Beijing, China where he successfully sealed the finals along with Swiss mate Stan Wawrinka in the men’s doubles category.
Federer was last seen in action in the recently concluded Shanghai Masters 2019 where he went down against Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the enthralling quarterfinals last week. The German star handed a three-set defeat to the tennis great with a great margin of 3-6, 7-6(9-7), 3-6 at Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, China.