Roger Federer (ATP 7) returns to the clay court after just under two years. The 39-year-old Swiss has pledged to participate in the Masters 1,000 in Madrid, which is scheduled for early May. Serbian Novak Djokovic (ATP 1) and Spaniard Rafael Nadal (ATP 3) are also participating.
It will be the first time since the 2020 Australian Open that the Big Three play the same tournament. The top 45 of the ATP ranking has also been entered. With the exception of Serena Williams (WTA 8), the entire world top will also be present in the Spanish capital for the WTA tournament.
Federer recently made his comeback in Doha after more than a year of absence due to two knee operations. He lost there in his second match.
Federer’s last tournament victory on clay dates back to 2015 in Istanbul. In 2009 he won Roland Garros. He won the tournament in Madrid in 2006, 2009 and 2012, and was runner-up in 2007 and 2010.