Each thing in its time for the Swiss. This week in Madrid, Roger Federer will sign her comeback on the clay courts. A surface that it has been leaking for the may 12, 2016 and a defeat in Rome. The daily Marca took the opportunity to interview the legend about the return, but also on horizons more distant, and, in particular, the next summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. And the Master assured him, the prestigious competition is not, for the time being, one of its objectives. “I don’t know if I’ll play or not (…) Tokyo is far away,” said the former n°1 in the world. I have to find out what are the rules because they have changed at the same time that the format of the Davis Cup. Honestly, the Olympics are not a goal. “
The OJ, laurel missing from the Master
If the question arises, in more than a year of the event in question, it is that the tournament Games simple is the only trophy that is missing at the incredible winners of the Swiss. In 2012, in London, Roger Federer had come close to victory, losing only in the final against the local step Andy Murray. Previously, the Basel had acquired the olympic gold in Beijing in 2008, but in double gentlemen with his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka. 2020 would be the last chance for the Swiss to glean the last award major that he lacks, in a successful career.
Federer, the head to the earth
Before any precipitation, Roger Federer has the head to head this week in madrid. Because of his absence during the past two seasons on the earth is the cause of great interest. On the land of Rafael Nadal, the Swiss said to be in break-in. “For me, it was logical to start here because I have enough time to recover before Roland Garros. Madrid is a great tournament, I love the organization and I’ve had success in the past, ” said the double winner of the tournament, in 2006 and 2009.
Federer remains measured and looks forward to ” having a few wins here and also in Paris “. Because the surface, where he put in eleven years to reach the heights with a victory, porte d’auteuil in 2009, is particularly demanding : “It is sure that I feel good in training, but I can’t say that it will be the same on the tournaments. On clay, the miracles are few because you have to hit a lot of shots. I can say that I feel I’m ready, but I don’t know to what extent. “