French Open 2021: Roger Federer will be back in Grand Slam action for the first time since last year’s Australian Open when he takes on qualifier Denis Istomin in Paris on Monday. Here’s how you can watch Federer vs Istomic, Roland Garros first-round match in India.
French Open 2021: When and where to watch Roger Federer’s 1st-round match live (Reuters Photo)
- Roger Federer takes on qualifier Denis Istomin in his 1st-round match on Monday
- Federer has not played a Grand Slam match since Australian Open 2020
- Federer reached the semi-final the last time he played the French Open in 2019
Roger Federer will play his first Grand Slam match since the Australian Open in 2020 when he takes on Uzbekistan qualifier Denis Istomin in the first round of the French Open 2021 at the Philippe Chattrier on Monday. Federer, who is seeded 8th in the tournament, had reached the semi-final the last time he played the French Open, in 2019.
Federer pulled out of the rest of the season in 2020 due to knee injury issues and he did not play the Australian Open earlier this year in order to give himself more time to recover completely from the setbacks.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion is far from being a favourite at Roland Garros. He has been drawn in the same half that also has World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal.
Federer has had a far from ideal build up to French Open 2021. The Swiss great has played only one tournament on clay-court this season and he was ousted from the first round of Geneva Open by Pablo Andujar, who knocked out reigning US Open champion Dominic Thiem on Sunday.
Meanwhile, fellow 39-year-old Serena Williams will also be in action on Monday at the French Open. Williams is up next in the main stadium against 74th-ranked Irina-Camelia Begu, as she renews her pursuit of Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles. The action on Chatrier opens with defending champion Iga Swiatek facing 101st-ranked Kaja Juvan. Swiatek won the Italian Open in May on red clay.
When and where will Roger Federer’s French Open 2021 first-round match be played?
Roger Federer takes on qualifier Denis Istomin in the first round at the Philippe Chattrier on Monday, May 31.
Where can I watch Roger Federer’s first-round match on TV in India?
Star Sports will provide live television coverage of Roland Garros 2021 in India.
Where can I watch live streaming of Roger Federer’s first-round match at French Open in India?
Hotstar will provide live streaming of Roland Garros matches in India.
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