for Five weeks and Roger Federer (37, ATP 7) after the shock against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open, the Competition Racket to rest. The Maestro indulges in with his family for two weeks holiday, you can enjoy a few days in Switzerland with a Raclette and Fondue and promoted in mid-February, spectacular the Laver Cup in Geneva.

Meanwhile, Federer has escaped from the European Winter and preparing for his next serious fight. The surroundings will be familiar. He is contesting next week’s ATP tournament in Dubai. There, where he has been for many years a second home.

bears a strong home record in Dubai

On Roger to hits in the Emirate, the Motto “Home sweet Home” perfectly. In Dubai, he has a very strong home record – seven times before he triumphed there, the last of 2015. 48 Wins to only six defeats. Federer has won 88.9% of his previous games in Dubai.

Of all the tournaments he has participated in his professional career-at least two Times, is his winning ratio is only in hall (D) with exactly 90 percent better. In the case of the Basel Swiss Indoors won Federer already nine times, and the win ratio is 88.8% minimally weaker than in Dubai. For the sake of completeness, it should also mention his (sandy) home record in Gstaad: only 56.3 percent obtained Matches.

first opponent is Kohlschreiber

In Dubai, Federer also takes an effort to reach a new milestone – the 100. Title. Number 99 was in October in Basel in his native Switzerland. First opponent in Dubai, the German Philipp Kohlschreiber (35, ATP 33), against Federer with a flawless 13:0-balance.