Will Roger Federer Play Wimbledon Championships 2021?

Published 06/19/2021, 2:32 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – July 14: Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the Men’s Singles Final on Centre Court during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)


20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has never missed Wimbledon Championships in his career. From 1999 till 2020, he has won a record eight Wimbledon titles and has ended runner-up four times.

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Last year, undergoing two knee surgeries, the Swiss maestro had to miss the entire season post the Australian Open. However, due to the pandemic outbreak, even Wimbledon got canceled for the first time since World War 2.

Now, for the 2021 season, both the oldest tennis tournament and the 103 ATP titles winner are back on the cards. So the question is: Will Roger Federer play at the Wimbledon Championships this year?

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Roger Federer to make his 22nd appearance at Wimbledon

Since his comeback in Doha, Roger Federer has expressed his excitement to play at Wimbledon again. Mainly, he even set the grass major as his biggest goal for the 2021 season.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Roger Federer of Switzerland in action during the Men’s Singles Final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia ( not pictured) at The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club at Wimbledon on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty Images)

Moreover, the 39-year-old participated in the French Open 2021 to prepare himself for the two most critical weeks on grass. But while he progressed until the fourth round there, he withdrew afterwards, giving his body rest for the grass season.

Following that, Federer appeared on his home turf at the ATP Halle 2021. Although he was a record 10-time champion of the tournament, he saw an early exit against Canadian aspirant Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round.

Thus, more than a few doubts shadow over the 2019 finalists’ campaign in Wimbledon this year. But given his world-class repertoire, every question settles down.

Unquestionably, all eyes will be on Federer as he steps on the preferred surface after two years. And so the next question is: Will Federer go the distance at Wimbledon?

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What to expect from Federer at Wimbledon?

When Federer withstood a five-setter that ran over three hours against Dominik Koepfer at Roland-Garros, he made a clear statement regarding his fitness. Also, he has been waiting to play at Wimbledon for a long time.

Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia hold their trophies as they walk off Centre Court after the Men’s Singles Final during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon in London, England.

Looking back, the 39-year-old might have a bitter memory of losing the 2019 final to Novak Djokovic after having championships points. Conclusively, he would want to change the outcome this time around.

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Above all, Federer and Wimbledon have a long history, and one can surely expect some inexplicable tennis over the 14 days. Some suggest that it might be his last genuine chance at winning the 21st Grand Slam title.

Do you think the Swiss maestro will lift the trophy at Wimbledon 2021?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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