Was This the Last Wimbledon Championships For Roger Federer and Serena Williams?

Published 07/08/2021, 7:35 AM EDT
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 01: Serena Williams of the United States and Roger Federer of Switzerland take a selfie on court following their mixed doubles match during day four of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena on January 01, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


Roger Federer recently got eliminated from the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Facing Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals, he suffered a humiliating defeat as the Polish player crushed him in straight sets. Interestingly, he even bagel’d the Swiss maestro in the last set, winning the match 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-0.

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Federer probably missed his last chance of winning a Grand Slam with his exit in the quarters of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. This might even prove to be the last Wimbledon for him as he’ll be 40 next month.

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

There are clouds of uncertainty that are currently looming over the future of the World No.8 player. Many believe that this was the last time he stepped his feet on the Centre Court. There are even high chances that if he doesn’t play well at the US Open 2021, he might announce his retirement from the sport later this year. However, nothing has been confirmed as of now.

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Even though there is not a formal announcement from Federer’s team and he seems fit, fans might not see him play on grass ever again. It’ll be intriguing to see if he remains this fit next year as well or not.

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Like Roger Federer, it might be the last of Serena Williams at Wimbledon

The Wimbledon Championships 2021 proved to be a big nightmare for Serena Williams as she injured herself in her very first match at the Grand Slam. As a result, she withdrew from the tournament without finishing even a single set.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021. Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first-round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The tennis queen will also be 40 this year and in such a situation, there are doubts over her fitness. Even though she is playing at the US Open 2021, it is possible but unlikely that she’ll not play at the next Wimbledon Championships.

Apart from this, she has an Achilles injury from which she hasn’t recovered completely. Thus, just like Federer, it could have been the last time when the fans witnessed her in the whites.

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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 500 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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