8 Time Wimbledon Champ Roger Federer Unsure if He’ll be Back. The eight-time All England Club winner was defeated 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-0 by 14th-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland on Wednesday, capping Federer’s twenty-second appearance in the event.
When asked whether this was his final tournament, he said, “I don’t know.” I honestly don’t know. I’ve had to regroup.”
When asked if retirement is possible straight away, he said
“No, I hope not. After all, the goal is to have fun.”
8 Time Wimbledon Champ Roger Federer Unsure if He’ll be Back. Federer, who is participating in only his third tournament since the Australian Open in 2020, is set to face Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in 16 on Monday.
“I have to decide if I want to keep playing or not.” Is it too dangerous to continue placing pressure on the knee? Is it time to take a break?
“After every match, I have to reassess the situation and see how I wake up the next morning and how my knee is going,” Federer, who turns 40 on August 8, explained.
Even if this tournament is a big event, he’s won more than any player, and even if he’s contested a surface of grass on which he is best – it may have been too much to expect that he forges his path to a closing weekend. He’s got the greatest one. Factor at the age — Federer turns 40 on Aug 8th.
It seemed like Federer started making some progress early in the second set to gain a trio of breaks and a double-default lead of 2-0. Hurkacz pointed his temple to an index finger, shook his head after his second service had found the net.
In the next game, Federer then struck three breakpoints, leading 3-0.
But nothing has been supplied by Hurkacz. Without being shocked by the setting, stakes, foes, or supporters chanting on Federer, Hurkacz said four of them were pulling level with him even at the fourth of the following five games.
The crowd backed Federer with Hurkacz hitting his shots perfectly and Federer falling to find his feet and maintain a composure to face the Polish.
Federer lost his feet missed what would have been an easy volley in the process of reaching his poise. The third set blazed past, and while Federer was missing a wide forehand, he swiftly packed his bags and hit the locker with a wave and a thumbs-up.
In this season’s big matches, Djokovic improved to 19-0 as he was pursuing his first Great Slam calendar year after Rod Laver in 1969. In February, on the hard courts of the Australian Open, on the French Open’s Red Clay in June, Djokovic is seizing trophies and is trying to add one on Wimbledon grass.
“There is no one I am pursuing, “Djokovic said. Djokovic said. “I make my own voyage and travel, my own history.”
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