Federer has been out of action for 14 months after competing in the Australian Open in 2020. Roger Federer will face Frenchman Arthur Reindeer or Martin Cilic in the second round. Roger Federer calmly defeated Dennis Istomin in the French Open 2021 on Monday to win his first Grand Slam title in 16 months.
In his first grand slam match in 487 days, Roger Federer notches an impressive straight set victory 6-2 6-4 6-3 over Dennis Istomin in the first round of #RolandGarros.#FrenchOpen #seanknows pic.twitter.com/SQZEVQuer0
— Sean Cardovillis (@sean_cardo) May 31, 2021
Injuries and knee surgeries have plagued the 39-year-old, a former world number one for the past two seasons, and he has been very cautious in his choice of matches. Federer has been out of action for 14 months after competing in the Australian Open in 2020 and returned to action in March this year in the Qatar Open.
The Swiss tennis player’s fight with Istomin at Roland Garros on Saturday was his first appearance in an important match after the semifinals in Melbourne. In this battle, Federer won the field of Philippe Chatterie with the result of 4-6 3-6. Federer, who has won the Tennis Championship 20 times, admitted that he missed the pitch and lost last week to Pablo Andokhar at the Geneva tournament. He has little expectation of winning the Paris tournament in the next two weeks.
Federer’s focus in the French Open 2021
Federer has instead focused on next season’s tennis court, but he was also encouraged by the way he won against 34-year-old Istomin. As he was able to defeat the opponent in just one hour and 35 minutes without scoring when he was serving. In the second round of the tournament, Federer will face Frenchman Arthur Reindeer or Martin Cilic.
The Swiss tennis player defeated Cilic in the final match of Wimbledon 2017 and the Australian Open tennis tournament. In other men’s singles, Daniel Medvedev finally defeated Roland Garros in the first round by defeating Alexander Bublik in a row. Last year, Medvedev won the final of the Professional Tennis Association between his first two appearances in the US Grand Slam Finals and the Australian Open.
All three tournaments take place on the concrete court that Medvedev specializes in, while the clay court of the French Open tennis tournament bothers the Russian tennis player. Of course, the 25-year-old tennis player finally managed to pass the first round on Monday with a 3-6, 3-6, 5-7 victory over Bublik.
Roger Federer: One of the best tennis players in sports history
Roger Federer is recognized by many experts as the best tennis player of all time. He set world records for the number of victories in the Grand Slam, For many years he was consistently ranked first in the ATP position, It was also considered as a reference example of a versatile player who could hold the same level of ATP continuously at all levels of the game.
Like many of his peers, he is a unique young man. Not surprisingly, from the very beginning of tennis, Roger Federer preferred to play his idol in a playful way. Roger’s excellent physics successfully allowed him to play offensively, dominantly and intermittently in attack on the defensive line with a steady exit from the side of the goal.
Tennis player Roger Federer’s strongest features are also a great forehand, he actively uses a one-handed back, which is rare in modern tennis.
Federer was born in Basel in 1981 and is almost the same age as another Swiss tennis legend – Martina Hingis. Roger won 19 Grand Slam titles and was undoubtedly on the tennis court from 2004 to 2008. The record was at the top of the world rankings for 237 consecutive weeks. The professional player has returned to the French Open 2021 after a period of rest.