Geneva Open draw: Roger Federer finds out path to possible glory as he avoids a couple of big guns in top half

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Roger Federer will make his clay-court comeback at the Geneva Open next week and he has avoided the likes of Grigor Dimitrov and Fabio Fognini, but he could face Cristian Garin in the quarter-final.

The top-seed Federer, who hasn’t played on clay since Roland Garros 2019, leads the top half of the draw and will face either Australian Jordan Thompson or Pablo Andujar in the second round while former US Open champion Marin Cilic or fifth seed Garin could be a quarter-final opponent.

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Cilic faces Swiss Dominic Stricker first up with the winner taking on either Garin or Marton Fucsovics in the second round.

Third seed Casper Ruud is the projected semi-final opponent with the Norwegian up against either Tenys Sandgren or Salvatore Caruso first up while seventh seed Benoit Paire could be a possible quarter-final rival.

Denis Shapovalov, the man who nearly beat Rafael Nadal in the third round of the Italian Open, leads the bottom half of the draw and the second seed faces either Stefano Travaglia or a qualifier in his opener while he could meet Fabio Fognini in the quarter-final.

Fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov is the leading man in the other quarter of the bottom half and the Belarusian opens his account against either Fernando Verdasco or a qualifier while eighth seed Adrian Mannarino is a projected quarter-final opponent.

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