The Swiss great Roger Federer is out of the Geneva Open, thus his opponent Pablo Andujar is feeling very proud to defeat the veteran.
Federer has been out of the sport for over a year because of undergoing the knife twice last year. He did make a comeback this year at the Doha Open but lost to Nikoloz Basilashvili. After the loss, Roger returned home to work on his form.
The 40-year-old was aiming for the upcoming Roland Garros. However, the Grand Slam got delayed, thus, he took part in the hometown Geneva Open. The Swiss faced World No.75 and Federer again failed to shine at the ATP 250.
Andujar was excited to face the former World No.1 but winning against him is like a dream to the Spaniard and thus he feels really proud of this achievement. “That’s one of the things I think I can be most proud of today. I kept believing and tried to go point by point,” the Spanish pro reported. “Because sometimes for me it happens in other matches when I played someone so good like Roger or Rafa that I was so nervous that I couldn’t compete. I’m happy I was able to play my game and compete today.”
The Spaniard gave a tough time to Roger since the match started and even won the first set. However, Federer managed to make a comeback in the next set and even won the set. The Swiss veteran couldn’t continue his winning run as he was again pushed to the edge in the last round. Federer lost to the Spaniard with a score of 4-6, 6-4, 4-6.
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Federer was enjoying being back on court but isn’t impressed with his performance at the 250 circuit in Switzerland. King Federer reported, “Sure, it’s rewarding to be back on a tennis court. But I expect better from myself. I feel like in practice I’ve been playing better, even in practice here. But then again as we know, matches are a different animal. I’ve got my work cut out there.”
Roger Federer needs to pull his socks as the upcoming French Open will be more competitive and harder than the ATP 250. He might even face his old rivals like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at the Grand Slam. Further, the young generation is going to be a constant threat to the Swiss.
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