Roger Federer gained’t defend his Miami Open title on the finish of March together with his agent confirming he’ll ease his approach again into aggressive tennis after his lengthy harm layoff.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner final featured on the ATP Tour on the 2020 Australian Open as he underwent knee surgical procedure in February final yr earlier than being compelled to have a second operation in Could.
After withdrawing from the 2021 Australian Open, Federer lastly confirmed that he would return to motion at subsequent week’s Doha Open whereas he additionally signed up for the Dubai Tennis Championships.
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Many anticipated him to enter the obligatory ATP Masters 1000 Miami Open the place he’s the defending champion, however he gained’t characteristic and can lose 1000 ATP Rating factors in consequence.
“After Doha and perhaps Dubai, (Federer) will return and do a coaching block to proceed to slowly work his approach again out on Tour,” his agent Tony Godsick wrote in an e-mail to The Related Press.
Federer dropped to No 5 within the ATP Rankings this week with Novak Djokovic, who equaled his report of 310 weeks on the high of the rankings, Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem all forward of him.
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