“Always Welcome Here”: Rotterdam Tournament Director Keeping Doors Open For Roger Federer


Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Roger Federer withdrew from Australian Open 2021, raising questions once again over his comeback. Whereas the 39-years-old Swiss is currently living in the middle east, there is more possibility that he may return to the tennis tour via Doha or Dubai Open. Meanwhile, the Rotterdam Tournament Director Richard Krajicek is looking forward to hearing from the 20-time Grand Slam champion.  

On Tuesday, ATP announced an updated tournament schedule for the first three months of the 2021 season. As a result, Rotterdam ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament will begin three weeks later than usual.

Swiss Maestro has participated nine times in the Netherland’s ATP tournament and won the title in 2005, 2012 and 2018.

“Federer knows that he is always welcome here. Usually, with the big three, you wait for the manager to contact you to indicate that they want to play. But I can drop an email just in case”, Richard Krajicek said in a recent interview.

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“He(Roger) Also Likes To Play In Dubai”: Rotterdam Tournament Director Richard Krajicek

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and his current residence place, Roger Federer will have more chance to start his tennis season from the middle east, especially in Dubai, where he claimed his eight singles titles and a leading title winner. 

Rotterdam Director continued, “He also likes to play in Dubai. And after Rotterdam, it is now Doha and Dubai. Federer can also make that choice.”(Quotes translated into English via Google translator)

“And anyway: if he already knows that February 8 will come too early, how can he know that he will make it to March 1? Even though the best of three sets are different from the best of five, like on a grand slam,” Krajicek concluded.

Dubai Duty-Free tennis championship will take place from 13th March to 20th March on the outdoor hard courts while Rotterdam Open will begin on 1st March on the indoor hard courts.

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