Wimbledon 2021 – Will Roger Federer play Wimbledon again? Tennis legend Roger Federer has hinted that the Wimbledon 2021 could have been his final appearance at the Grand Slam after his shock quarter-final exit at the hands of Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz. The Swiss Maestro was comprehensively beaten in straight sets, including a 0-6 in the deciding set at the Wimbledon on Thursday. Federer, who turns 40 in August, carries hopes of making yet another appearance at the iconic tournament but remains “unsure” if it could happen again.
Speaking in a press conference after his Wimbledon 2021 exit, Roger Federer claimed that while he would like to continue playing, there is always uncertainty considering his age. As quoted by BBC, the 20-time Grand Slam champion said, “Of course I would like to play it again but at my age, you never know what is around the corner. I will talk with my team and go from there, see what I need to do to get in better shape and be more competitive.”
Wimbledon 2021: Very emotional Roger Federer declares, he ‘really does not know’ if he will play Wimbledon again
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Wimbledon LIVE Updates: When quizzed that Wimbledon 2021 was the final time he played on Centre Court, Federer responded by saying that he needs to “regroup” and “doesn’t know” what the future holds for him. The eight-time Wimbledon champion added, “My goal for the last year was to play another Wimbledon. I was able to make it this year, which I was really happy about. Everything that comes after Wimbledon we will sit down and talk about it. I’m actually very happy to get as far as I did, even though I am disappointed I lost.”
Wimbledon 2021 – Roger Federer exits Wimbledon: Before his defeat to Hurkacz, Roger Federer had never lost a set 6-0 at Wimbledon, while it was his first straight-set defeat at SW19 since losing to Croatian qualifier Mario Ancic in 2002. While the Swiss maestro is disappointed at the manner of his exit, the 39-year-old was still managing to retain “perspective” having struggled with a dodgy knee over the last couple of years, needing twin surgeries in 2020.
Federer said, “You can’t think of the entire mountain to climb as once. You’ve got to go in steps. Wimbledon was the initial first super step, if you like. For me, now that that’s over, you’ve just got to reassess everything. You’ve got to sit down, talk about it, what went well, what didn’t go so well, where is the body, where is the knee, where is the mind?”
The Wimbledon, which is his favourite Grand Slam, was only his fifth tournament in 17 months and the Swiss Maestro had also opted out of the French Open despite going past the initial three rounds.
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