◼️ The 36-year-old Swiss, who will come down from the top from next Monday, announced that he will avoid the slow court tour, so he will return after Roland Garros.
The defeat suffered in the second round of the Miami Masters 1000 will cause Roger Federer to fall from the top of the world ranking from next Monday. Instead Rafael Nadal, who doesn’t play since the Australian Open because of an injury, will go up.
The 36-year-old Swiss had to defend the title in the contest that is disputed for these days in Florida and, even, would have held the place of privilege in the classification with his arrival to the quarterfinals. But the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis stopped him in his goal and played in favor of the interests of the Spanish southpaw, who will once again enjoy the top.
According to the short-term plans of the Swiss, it will be almost impossible to return to the top, because after his defeat in the US tournament will not participate in the tour of slow courts that is approaching and that is held between April and closing the first days of June. “I decided that I will not play the clay season, I will take a break and when I go back to training I will give 100% I am sad and a little frustrated I didn’t feel well, my movements were not working at all and I felt that the third set It could be very complicated”, said RF, who will seek to return on the turf tour.
In this way, Rafa will need to return in the best way to defend his titles in the Monte Carlo M1000, Madrid, the ATP 500 in Barcelona and Roland Garros. Lurking is Juan Martín del Potro, the best current tennis player during the last month and who has little to sustain on the clay tour.