Rome Masters: Roger Federer Returns to Practice, Faces Tough Road Ahead

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 | 0


Swiss ace Roger Federer will return to action at the next week’s Rome Masters after pulling out of the Madrid Masters duo to back issues. The 34-year-old had returned at the Monte Carlo Masters last month – his first appearance since losing the Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic – but was sidelined again due to injury.

According to the announcements made by the social media accounts of the tournament, Federer is scheduled to hit the practice courts this evening. However, the road ahead for him in the draw is no less than a nightmare. Having got a first-round bye, he will take on either Alexander Zverev or Grigor Dimitrov in the opener.

Should he overcome the opening hurdle, the Swiss could square-off against the dangerous Dominic Thiem, before a potential clash with Japan’s World No. 6 Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals. A win there, would ensure him a match-up against either No. 5 Rafael Nadal or the top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the last-four stage.

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