Many tennis pundits are claiming that today might have been the last time that we saw Roger Federer competing at the Melbourne Park. However, the Swiss legend has revealed that he hopes to play at the Australian Open 2021.
A resilient Roger Federer lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets (7-6, 6-4, 6-3) in the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Despite being struck by a nagging groin injury, the Swiss legend chose to give his opponent a match and not retire.
Post-match, Federer revealed that he has no plans to retire. In fact, he hopes to get back in Australia next year to add the grand slam for the seventh time in his cabinet.
What Did Roger Federer Say?
Federer was asked about the chances of him being seen at next year’s Australian Open. While his answer did not provide any clarity, it did allow for a ray of hope for fans of the Swiss maestro –
“No idea. Same as last year (chances of playing at Australian Open next year). You never know what the future holds. Especially my age, you don’t know. I’m confident. I’m happy how I’m feeling, to be honest. I got through a good, nice training block. No plans to retire. From that standpoint, we’ll see how the year goes, how everything is with the family. We’ll go from there. Of course, I hope to be back.”
Roger Federer was seen around Melbourne with tapes on his upper right leg. In fact, there were rumours that he might pull out of the mega showdown. However, the Swiss star showed up.
He didn’t just show up, he put up a fight. In fact, in the first set, it seemed like we might actually see a pretty close match. However, Novak was just too good for Federer in the next two sets.
Do you think we will see Roger Federer at the Australian Open 2021?