Federer HIts Grass In Halle | ATP Tour


Roger Federer stepped out for his first practice of the grass-court season after arriving at the NOVENTI OPEN Thursday.

A 10-time winner of the event, Federer practised with Japan’s Kei Nishikori under the watchful eye of coach Ivan Ljubicic.

Federer, who withdrew from his scheduled fourth-round match against Matteo Berrettini at Roland Garros at the weekend, is preparing for his fourth tournament of the year. The 103-time title winner claimed the Halle crown when the tournament was last played in 2019.

The Swiss will have plenty of competition this year, with Top 10 trio Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev in the field.

Federer boasts 19 tour-level titles on grass and a 187-27 match record, for an Open-Era-leading winning percentage of 87.4% on the surface.

Explaining his decision to withdraw from Roland Garros, Federer last Sunday tweeted: “After discussions with my team, I’ve decided I will need to pull out of Roland Garros today. After two knee surgeries and over a year of rehabilitation, it’s important that I listen to my body and make sure I don’t push myself too quickly on my road to recovery. I am thrilled to have gotten three matches under my belt. There is no greater feeling than being back on court.”

More stories like this in:





Source link

More from author

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related posts

Advertismentspot_img

Latest posts

How Artist Kelly Reemtsen Explodes Notions of Femininity

Elena Frampton here. Despite busy days at the helm of Frampton Co, I never take for granted how the power of women has...

How To Do Legs Up The Wall To Reduce Bloat & Stimulate Digestion

Along with stimulating digestion and helping you de-bloat, the circulation that comes from...

Want to stay up to date with the latest news?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and we will stay in touch. It's that simple!