“Very Difficult to Play…”: Roger Federer Provides Appalling News Regarding Wimbledon 2022

Published 11/20/2021, 2:05 PM EST
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer during a press conference after losing his quarter final match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz Pool via REUTERS/Joe Toth


Fans were heartbroken when Roger Federer announced that he would not be featuring at the upcoming Australian Open 2022. The Swiss Maestro is still not fit enough to play on the court and thus, took this decision. His third surgery on knee was completed after Wimbledon this year, and he’s still rehabilitating from it.

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Roger Federer last played a professional tennis match at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. He managed to reach the quarter-finals after a lengthy absence from the tour, but Hubert Hurkacz defeated him in straight sets.

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Roger Federer says it will be difficult for him to play at the Wimbledon Championships 2022

In a recent interview with Sky Sport Italy, Federer revealed that he can’t talk about his return date as of now. However, he highlighted that it would be really tough for him to feature at the Wimbledon Championships 2022.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021. Switzerland’s Roger Federer wipes his face during his quarter final match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Toby Melville

“I will know more in April and May but in my mind I see it very difficult to play Wimbledon in 2022,” said Federer in the interview.

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Federer emphasizes that it is really a mammoth task to win a Grand Slam while the ‘Big Three’ are still around

In the same interview, Federer mentioned that as long as he, Djokovic, and Nadal are there, it is difficult for any player to win a Grand Slam title. Over the last decade, the ‘Big Three’ have won the majority of Grand Slam titles.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland wait to go on stage. The ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf, Astoria on in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

“As long as Novak has been around and Rafa on clay, winning Slams has not been easy, but once we will be gone there will space for many players,” added the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

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Fans hope that Roger Federer recovers soon and makes an incredible comeback on the court quickly. It will be a huge task for him, especially when he is already 40-years-old and will have to compete against the players who are almost half his age. Will he be able to lift a Grand Slam title before bidding goodbye to the sport?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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