Swiss Roger Federer will be ranked eighth in the world on Monday. He announced his participation in the French Open from May 30th to June 13th Sunday.
The 39-year-old won his first game in Doha last March after being absent for 13 months and underwent two right knee surgeries. He has not participated in the competition since then.
Federer will first participate in the Geneva Championship on clay, two weeks before the legendary Porte d’Auteuil.
Barova has won 20 Grand Slam titles, including one at Roland Garros in 2009.
Federer reached the semi-finals during his last Paris Grand Slam tournament in 2019, where he lost to Spaniard Rafael Nadal.