Roger Federer ended a rather complicated and somewhat successful run at the Australian Open where he reached the semifinals before losing to Novak Djokovic. The Swiss legend had a rather complicated fortnight especially after winning a couple of incredible 5 setters against John Millman and Tennys Sandgren. Unfortunately, those battles left the mark on Roger’s body that had the impossible task of facing the great Novak Djokovic by being not at his very best.
Injuries and schedules in Cape Town and Dubai
In the press conference that followed his semifinal against the Serbian sensation, Roger confirmed that he expects to recover soon from his injury and he is eager to play the exhibition in Cape Town with Rafael Nadal before competing in Dubai.
Roger commented: “I hope I am somewhat fine for South Africa. That is something I can somewhat control. But then, of course, you want to be 100 percent to be able to train again and then get ready for hopefully Dubai but right now it’s only guessing.
I am very happy I don’t feel any worse than when I started that’s for me super encouraging. So, yeah, I think we will go from there and see if I need to do another scan or not.”
The ATP500 in Dubai will kick start on the 24th of February and Federer is the defending champion.
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now the world no.3, Roger played his last match on the 30th of January when he lost to Novak Djokovic 7-61 6-4 6-3 in the semifinal in Australian Open.
Roger Federer’s most significant result of the year was getting to the semi-finals at the Australian Open.