Federer Made Emphatic Returns
Roger Federer beat Peter Gojowczyk 6-4 6-4 in his first Cincinnati Masters appearance since 2015, has he peepers ahead for the US Open.
Federer who clocked 37 last week is a 20-time Grand Slam champion is pacing his tennis year, playing less games and skipping events when he feels the need to rest.
He didn’t take part in the last two editions of this tournament due to injury.
Federer beat the 4th-ranked German in 1 hour 12 minutes on Tuesday night, to begin his first step towards a possible eighth title at the tournament.
After the Mach, the Swiss said, he felt good in that first match, and had no issues walking out walking out and that he knew what he had to do.
There is only so much u can really do when u play on fast-court tennis. I knew my opponent was going to go for it and take big cuts at the ball, added Federer.
Federer who’s main target is the US Open says his goal is now to recover from this match, take the positives with me. Of course, the big goal is the US Open, said Federer.
The Swiss was playing his match since losing in July 11 to Kevin Anderson in five sets in the Wimbledon quarter final.
Eighth seed Dominic Thiem withdrew from the tournament after suffering from a virus.