‘Will Not Win an Important Tournament Anymore’: Roger Federer’s Father Makes Harsh Prediction

Published 12/28/2021, 2:24 PM EST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 31: Roger Federer of Switzerland and his father Robert Federer pose with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup in the players locker room after winning the men’s final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day fourteen of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 31, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


For fans who are awaiting the comeback of Swiss Maestro Roger Federer, unfortunately, the early signs are indicating that it might not be as successful as the historic run he had during the 2017 ATP season. Federer will be entering the courts after performing a third knee surgery, which he revealed after the quarter-final loss to Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon.

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The Swiss Maestro might have himself accepted that he might not make it big again on tour anymore, but die-hard fans still believe that Federer can’t be written off.

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Robert Federer makes an honest prediction on Roger’s comeback

But, the rise in competitive form of next-gen talents and the fearlessness with which they approach big matches might be troublesome for the Swiss. So far, Federer revealed that he will be surprised if he makes it to Wimbledon next year.

However, a better idea over Federer’s fitness will be revealed during the months of April and May when the Swiss star hits practice courts. During the time off-court, the former World No.1 is spending quality time with family at home.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Toby Melville

When Roger’s father Robert Federer was recently asked about his son’s comeback, he delivered a practical answer.

He’s fine now, he has spent more time with his family in recent times. It is the positive side of the periods spent away from tournaments and without traveling. He is preparing physically and slowly he is getting back in shape even if he will not win an important tournament anymore.” 

Roger Federer was also realistic about his ATP tour success next year

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It might sound a bit harsh coming from Robert, but it’s the reality that a lot of Federer fans have already accepted. Even the Swiss Maestro revealed recently in an interview that it doesn’t matter if he won’t win another title in his comeback.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Toby Melville

Let’s be clear, my life is not going to fall apart if I don’t play another Grand Slam final. But that would be ultimate dream to get back there. I want to see one last time what I’m capable of as a professional tennis player,” Federer told Tribune de Geneve daily.

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Irrespective of the scale of his success in his comeback, it is evident that Roger Federer wants to enter a tennis court because he is still passionate about the sport and wants to see for himself if he can reach the pinnacle again. Do you think the Maestro has it in him?

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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