The one-calendar week gap created by the French Open delay could benefit the ATP Geneva event.

Organisers have told Switzerland’s RTS television that they are working to try and offer a wild card to icon Roger Federer,

The 20-time Grand Slam champion has never competed in the 250 tournament, but the recent turn of events might just provide that opportunity.

The May 16-22 tournament normally ends just prior to the Roland Garros kickoff – but there are now a full eight days between the two events.

Should Federer need a final dirt tuneup after presumably playing Madrid at the start of the month, the home competition could come to the rescue.

“We are working hard to have the best possible team. Having Roger would be something impressive, we dreamed of it,” organisers Thierry Grin and Germany’s 2003 Australian Open finalist Rainer Schuettler told

“For six years, every time we talk with his team they promise us that one day he will play this tournament – we hope it will be this edition.”


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