Roger Federer to play in 2021 French Open

The 39-year-old Swiss confirmed the news on Twitter on Sunday, where he said he would also play at the ATP 250 Geneva Open as well.

Federer won the French Open in 2009-Getty Images

Roger Federer will kickstart his claycourt campaign at next month's Geneva Open as he steps up his preparations for the French Open, the 39-year-old Swiss wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

After missing more than a year following two knee operations, Federer returned on Tour at last month's Qatar Open, where he suffered a quarter-final defeat by Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili.

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The 20-times Grand Slam champion then withdrew from the Dubai tournament in order to train and prepare going forward.

The Geneva ATP 250 event is scheduled to run from May 16-22, while the French Open begins on May 30 in Paris.