Roger Federer landed in Doha on Friday eveningand it’s already an event! Photographers captured the image of the Swiss champion dragging his little valsia on wheels in the lobby of the Qatari international airport. After a second knee operation, “Rodge” will make his comeback on the circuit at the Doha tournament. Since his defeat in the semi-finals of the Australian Open 2020 , the Swiss have not been seen on a court in official competition. Impatience and excitement are great on the side of the fans and the Swiss himself as he posts on his Twitter account. “Before flying to Qatar, the Maestro posted a little message:“ Last training before I fly.“, he wrote. The Swiss will be exempted from the first round. But he could play a boy like Borna Coric , not seeded …! The Maestro seems perfectly relaxed at the approach of the D-day. He has sent a video to his fans on the networks on Friday.

Interesting element: the Balois has therefore added Dubai to its program. This ATP 500 follows the Qatari tournament and there will be good people in the Emirates. Are indeed announced: Dominic Thiem , Andrey Rublev and Gaël Monfils . Richard Gasquet is also in the table. Particularity this year: Dubai will offer a “bye performance” to players who have gone far in the tournaments of the previous week, namely Marseille, Santiago and Doha. This could be useful for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Lucas Pouille if they go far in Open 13. Note that Aslan Karatsev will take part in the qualifiers … 

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