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Posted On: 6 March 2021 11:50 pm
Updated On: 7 March 2021 09:48 am

Federer 'pumped' for Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2021

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Former world No.1 Roger Federer arrived Saturday in Doha to participate in the 2021 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, which will be held from Match 8 to 13 at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.

The 39-year-old is a three-time champion in Doha.

"Here we are, about to take off to fly to Doha. It's been a year since my last event," Federer, said ahead of traveling to Doha.

"I can tell I'm very excited it's been a long and hard road. I know I'm not at the finish line yet but it's good, I feel I'm in a good place, I've been practicing very well and I just feel really pumped up."

After nearly 9 years, Federer returns to participate in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open after reaching the semi-finals in 2012 but withdrew before facing Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga due to a back injury.

The Swiss player said in a previous statement that he would return to the tennis courts through the Qatar ExxonMobil Open tennis tournament. The World No.5 had not played the 2020 Australian Open due to injuries.

Source and cover image: Qatar News Agency