“Going To Be Very Dangerous”: Former Olympic Medalist Is Skeptical About Roger Federer’s Form Moving Into Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/23/2021, 5:35 AM EDT
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)


Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer returned to action after more than a year off the Tour. Having undergone multiple surgeries on his knee, he returned to action earlier this year but has failed to perform to the best of his abilities so far. Most recently, he featured in the grass-court event in Halle but crashed out in the second round. 

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Former Davis Cup winner Alex Corretja has given his take on Federer’s current dip in form. As compared to previous years, the Swiss star has not been in the best shape. 

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 47-year-old stated, “I’m just worried he doesn’t feel 100 percent on his knee because it’s normal that his movements are still not the best. Probably he needs some more time. Is it going to be enough to be perfect for Wimbledon? Well, he needs a very, very good first week to get the rhythm that he needs to become good the second week and to perform well.”

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After making his own analysis, Alex feels that if Federer can make it through the first week of Wimbledon, he can be a real threat once the tournament progresses. However, seeing his current form, the Spaniard is doubtful of the Swiss superstar’s chances with little time to prepare. 

The former Olympic medalist further added, “I think if he gets the rhythm that he needs, he’s going to be very dangerous but there are many players that right now can hurt him, when before it was maybe only two or three.”

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021, Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his first round match against Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Reflecting back on Federer’s season over recent weeks, he was seen at the French Open and got through tough battles initially. However, he pulled out of the tournament after the third round because he was feeling the strain physically and did not wish to jeopardize it further. 

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When it comes to grass, the Swiss ace feels positive and comfortable. Going by history, Federer has been thoroughly successful on the grass-court events. It will be interesting to see how the Basel-born player performs in South West 19, London. 

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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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