The ATP 250 of Geneva, which will have the stellar presence of the Swiss Roger Federer (8th), announced in a statement that it will finally take place without an audience. In addition, only 100 people per day will be allowed to enter the tournament. In this way, the fans of the former world No. 1 and winner of 103 titles on the professional circuit, will have to cheer him on from their homes.
Thierry Grin, director of the contest that will take place from May 16 to 22, declared before the digital portal Le Temps: “There’s so much demand to see Federer play! We get hundreds of inquiries a day. People are finding my phone number. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were building a tree house in the park.”
Due to the pandemic, most of the tournaments that are played in European lands are adapting to the restrictions imposed by each country. In the case of Gonet Geneva Open, the tournament will not allow public and only a maximum of 100 people per day can enter the complex, which includes referees, media, volunteers and organizers.
The last time Federer played in his country was in Basel 2019, a contest that he would end up winning for the tenth time in his career.