Tennis Analyst Reveals How Roger Federer Could Surprise Him at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/19/2021, 7:54 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND: Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts following defeat in his Men’s Singles final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during Day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)


Following the French Open withdrawal after round three and loss in Halle in round two, Roger Federer has cast grey clouds over his Wimbledon Championships 2021 campaign. And, while fans await his 21st Grand Slam and record-extending ninth title at Wimbledon, experts suggest it as a daunting task.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland arrives for a practice during Day Ten of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Recently, the Hall of Famer and renowned journalist Steve Flink reflected on the Swiss maestro’s upcoming campaign. In essence, he revealed two scenarios with Federer that would surprise him the most.

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What does Steve Flink expect from Roger Federer at Wimbledon Championships 2021?

On Monday Match Analysis with Gill Gross, the American reporter shared his viewpoints on many subjects. Most significantly, near the end of the show, he talked about Federer at Wimbledon Championships 2021.

Precisely, Gill asked him what result would surprise him coming from the Swiss maestro in London. He replied, “The two that would surprise me would be a second or third round loss or a miraculous run to the title.”

Furthermore, Flink stated that he’d be even more surprised with the latter result. For the same, he pointed out many questions that have no definite answer as yet.

“‘Can he get to the 16s, quarters, could he squeeze into the semis, does he really have it to get to the final,” Flink remarked. Also, he added that he’s having a hard time seeing the seven matches given how little tennis he’s played this year.

Conclusively, Flink explained that although he saw an early upset to Felix Auger-Aliassime in Halle, it would equally surprise him to see Federer crashing out to a non-seed or low seed in Wimbledon. According to him, it all relies on how much he trusts in his game and his body.

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Federer has high hopes from Wimbledon 2021

From the start of his 2021 season, the Swiss maestro has kept Wimbledon as his top-most priority. And even after his upset in Halle, Federer said that his performance confirmed that he could win Wimbledon.

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LONDON, ENGLAND: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates a point against Kevin Anderson of South Africa during their Men’s Singles Quarter-Finals match on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Above all, it is one of the most anticipating feats of the year. And with the full crowd coming to Wimbledon, it could indeed better his chances to win.

The Championships start on June 28 and will conclude on July 12, 2021. Can Federer go the distance and lift his 21st Grand Slam at Wimbledon this year?

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