Roger Federer is aiming to play his first tournament after two knee surgical procedures and a couple of yr out in Qatar next month.
Federer advised Swiss radio station SRF on Tuesday he has focused the Doha Open from March 8-13.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion mentioned he most popular a smaller tournament the place he “wouldn’t be in the highlight an excessive amount of and the stress can be rather less.”
Now 39, Federer final performed in January 2020 on the Australian Open, dropping in the semifinals to Novak Djokovic whereas clearly combating damage.
Federer mentioned he might play yet another occasion after Doha — the next week at his offseason base in Dubai is an possibility — after which give attention to the clay-court season.
His major targets are Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympics and, after he turns 40, the U.S. Open.