What’s next with Roger Federer? At Wimbledon, he failed in the quarterfinals. It is questionable whether the soon-to-be-40-year-old will return there in 2022. But there is still the Olympics.
When Roger Federer sneaked from his beloved Center Court at Wimbledon with a sad look and bowed head, some fans refused to admit that it could have been the last time. “One more year,” they called to the maestro, another year, please.
Three set defeat for Federer
But Federer had to let the cracking quarterfinal drop first. “I don’t know, I really don’t know,” he said when asked about the possible final farewell to Wimbledon: “Of course I would like to play here again. But at my age you never know what will happen.”
Angelique Kerber rushes from victory to victory at Wimbledon and is in the semifinals after a two-set win against the Czech Karolina Muchova.
Almost exactly a month before his 40th birthday, the tennis superstar’s dream of the ninth Wimbledon title suddenly burst – on Wednesday, the Swiss missed any lightness that had led him to immense success. In the end, he was even outclassed by the Pole Hubert Hurkacz at 3: 6, 6: 7 (4: 7), 0: 6.
It was not until March that Federer made his comeback after a year-long injury break with two knee operations and declared the lawn classic in London a big goal. “Now that’s over and we have to sit down and see what was good and what was bad,” he said. “How is the body, how is the mind?” Of course, the defeat is “hard”.
Federer only lost a set 0: 6 for the seventh time in his career. In this millennium, that had only happened to him in 2008. In addition, it was the first time since he left Croatian Mario Ancic in 2002 that he lost a match at the London Grand Slam highlight without winning a set.