Roger Federer poised for clay return after nearly two years, confirmed for Madrid Open

Federer hasn't won a tour clay title since Istanbul in 2015; his most recent Masters triumph on the surface was Madrid in 2012.

Agence France-Presse April 07, 2021 08:58:03 IST
Roger Federer poised for clay return after nearly two years, confirmed for Madrid Open

Roger Federer has been included in the field for the Madrid Open tournament on clay. AP file photo

Roger Federer is set to play his first match on clay in almost two years at next month's Madrid Open, after he was confirmed for the event Tuesday.

The 39-year-old was listed among the players to have registered for the 2-9 May tournament in the Spanish capital, with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal also in the 56-man field.

The event runs alongside the women's competition, which begins on 29 April.

Federer recently returned to action at the Qatar Open in Doha after 13 months out following two knee surgeries last year. He was beaten in his second match and promptly withdrew from Dubai.

The Swiss has won just one of his 20 majors on clay, taking the Roland Garros title in 2009.

He has appeared at just one of the past five French Opens, reaching the semi-finals two years ago.

Federer hasn't won a tour clay title since Istanbul in 2015; his most recent Masters triumph on the surface was Madrid in 2012.

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