Roger Federer Upset by Pablo Andujar in 2nd Round of 2021 Gonet Geneva Open

Adam WellsMay 18, 2021

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer speaks during a press conference following his semifinal loss to Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Federer leads the annual Forbes ranking of highest-paid athletes with what the magazine says is $106.3 million in total earnings. He is the first tennis player top the list since it was first compiled in 1990. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File

Roger Federer's final tuneup for the 2021 French Open ended abruptly when he was upset in the second round of the Gonet Geneva Open on Tuesday. 

Playing in just his second tournament of the year, Federer lost 4-6, 6-4, 4-6 to Pablo Andujar. 

Federer is still trying to work himself back into shape after missing most of the past year because of a knee injury that required surgery. The 39-year-old did have a chance to win the match after taking a 4-3 lead in the final set, but he was unable to close it out. 

In his first event of 2021, Federer lost to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarterfinals of the ExxonMobil Open in March. He took two months off after that before announcing his return in Geneva. 

β€œHappy to let you know that I will play Geneva and Paris. Until then I will use the time to train. Can’t wait to play in Switzerland again,” Federer wrote in April about his return.

The Geneva Open was also going to provide the Swiss native with an opportunity to get himself acclimated to playing on clay before going to Roland Garros. 

This is the final tournament on the ATP Tour before the French Open begins Monday. Federer's lone win at that event came in 2009. He advanced to the semifinal in his last appearance at Roland Garros two years ago.