WATCH: Roger Federer Switches His Sport as He Recovers From His Injury

Published 08/14/2021, 11:42 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 14: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates beating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during Day Five of the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena on November 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Open in order to focus on his US Open preparations and recovers from his injury. Focusing on his health, the Swiss star has managed to keep his head off of tennis for a while. In a recent Instagram reel, Federer is playing table tennis alone and has tried his hand word playing with the caption.

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Roger Federer seems like he has thought through his retirement plans

The lockdown can get to people sometimes, and boredom can strike very soon. Roger Federer seems like he is going through the same phenomenon. After withdrawing from the National Bank Open and the Cincinnati Open, Federer is resting himself for the main event. In order to regain his form before the US Open, he has decided not to risk his body in any form of injury.

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However, no tennis doesn’t mean he can’t try his hand at other sports, especially those that demand less physical exertion. In a recent Instagram post, Federer can be seen playing table tennis alone at his home. Hitting the ball against the other half of the table, the former World No.1, took a dig at the alone time he has to spend courtesy of the lockdown, captioning his post, “playing Table Tennis with my friends.”

Surprisingly, Federer isn’t too bad at the sport either. Perhaps he can consider opting for table tennis as a retirement sport!

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Will this be Federer’s last dance?

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Roger Federer is approaching the latter stages of his career. He is 40 and is still going strong in major events, as a result of which his fans expect him to win a final Grand Slam before hanging his boots.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Roger Federer of Team Europe poses with Rod Laver and the trophy after winning the Laver Cup during Day Three of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 22, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

However, the competition that the Swiss ace would face on his way to that goal is massive; the younger players dominating the sport at the moment and Novak Djokovic is unstoppable this year. The Serb will pose a threat for anyone who is willing to challenge for a title.

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Do you think Federer can find his way through the crowd and win his 21st Grand Slam title in New York?

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Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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