What’s Next For Roger Federer After Wimbledon Championships 2021 Loss?

Published 07/07/2021, 9:30 PM EDT
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


It was a sad day for tennis fans all around the world, irrespective of who their favorite player is. Roger Federer lost his quarterfinal match against Hubert Hurkacz, 3-6, 6-7, 0-6. The Swiss broke records after entering the last eight stage, however failing to pass this final hurdle.

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The Swiss master was a tournament favorite, as he has a record eight Wimbledon Championships under his belt. In an unusual circumstance, Federer lost his opportunity at winning a record 21st Grand Slam title and lead the race.

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

Hubert Harkacz breaks hearts after beating Roger Federer

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In what appeared to be Federer’s 18th quarterfinal at Wimbledon Championships, things didn’t work out for him. Federer became the oldest player since Ken Rosewall to reach the quarterfinals at SW19. Hubert completed a bagel in the third set, showing a statement of intent towards the other players in the tournament.

Hubert asserted his dominance from the first shot itself, as he led Federer in every aspect of the match. With five aces more than Federer, Hubert also won more break points. The bagel in the third set gives out the knowledge of his break points. A series of 31 unforced errors made it clear that Federer didn’t have his charm on court today.

What’s next for Roger?

Retirement is not on the menu for the former World No.1, as many speculate the obvious for him. Federer will be playing in the Tokyo Olympic Games later this month, as he is a part of the Switzerland team. However, it will be a difficult road ahead for the Swiss to keep up pace with the youngsters.

Federer can be playing another whole year of Grand Slams next year, as he still has a little tennis left in him. The Olympic games will determine Federer’s US Open campaign, which is in late August. He has time to play a few ATP tournaments and try to get some wins under his belt.

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The fans waited outside the center court, as they caught a glimpse of Federer when he was leaving. The Swiss master waved at the fans and gave them their moment, as result of the standing ovation he received after his loss.

Can Federer get another shot at a Grand Slam title?

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