“France, Germany or Belgium”: Roger Federer Analyses Euro 2020 Favourites Ahead of Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/28/2021, 8:14 AM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE May 23. Roger Federer of Switzerland after practicing on Court Philippe-Chatrier in preparation for the 2019 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on May 23rd 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)


Tennis ace Roger Federer is preparing himself ahead of his opening-round match at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. He is back at his beloved Grand Slam event and is eager to kick start his proceedings at this venue. The Swiss star is bidding to lift his 9th Wimbledon Championships title.

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Recently, Federer spoke about the ongoing Euro 2020. It is one of the most important sporting events in soccer and takes place once in four years. However, like the Championships, the tournament was canceled last year due to the global pandemic. The Swiss ace spoke on the potential contenders who could go all the way and lift the title.

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)

The 39-year-old stated, “Ya during Halle I was watching a lot then back home a bit less because there’s always stuff at home. Here now at Wimbledon with the bubble life, we have more time to watch again and now we’re waiting for the knockout stages and I’m really happy that Switzerland qualified for the knockout stages.

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“We’re playing France and in my mind, we’re not the favorites but I’m looking forward to some good matches and probably France, Germany or Belgium are the favorites.”

Roger Federer has been following the Euro 2020

While he was competing in Halle, he was well versed with the current scenario going on in the Euros. However, once he went back home to Switzerland, he was caught up as he spent time with his family. He did name a couple of nations that he felt can go and win the competition. However, he felt the teams with depth in the squad will have the upper hand with the new five substitution rule. 

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The 20-time Grand Slam winner further added, “I also feel with the current system they can change five players rather than three changes. I feel the better teams have the best chance as well with the squad being stronger. So I think it’s hard to get to see major surprises but I hope Switzerland does well and I’ll be supporting them all the way of course.”

Federer will be paying his opening round match tomorrow. As the Wimbledon Championships were canceled last year, the Swiss ace and players are eager to compete at this event. All eyes will be on him when he steps on the courts of the All England Club. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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