According to a recent AP news wire, Roger Federer will try to move on from his stunning Wimbledon loss by playing at the clay-court Swiss Open, where he began his tennis career as a 16-year-old.
Federer, who lost in the second round last Wednesday to Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky, said on his website:
“I’m really looking forward to playing in front of my home fans.”
The Swiss Open is where Federer played his first top-tier tour match, located at the ritzy ski resort Gstaad.
Federer said on Twitter: Gstaad “gave me my first wild card in ’98!”
Federer was ranked 702nd at the time, and was a Wimbledon junior champion. He lost in straight sets to Lucas Arnold Ker of Argentina, but came back to win the title in 2004.
The Swiss Open is the lowest-ranked event the 31-year-old Federer will play this year.
Seems like Fed is either looking to recharge his batteries, or is bringing his career full circle in anticipation of retiring. What do you think?