The retirement of Roger Federer has been the talk of the tennis world for the past one year. Amidst his falling form, the Swiss maestro has seen a great degree of scrutiny by tennis pundits.
Now, Rafael Nadal’s coach Carlos Moya has given his two cents on the heated debate. The former world no 1 feels that the Swiss player still has a lot to give. However, retirement is a truth that no athlete can escape.
Moya talked to Spanish publication Las Provincias about the impending emergence of the next generation and the demise of the Big 3. This is what Moya had to say about the sale –
“It is clear that with each passing day, they have one less.”
However, he feels that Federer performance at Australian Open keeps his future hopes alive –
“Federer made semifinals in Australia and if he had won the first set against Djokovic, anything could have happened”.
However, Carlos Moya said that the moment of doom was coming soon –
” It is the law of life, as tennis lovers you have to enjoy them.”
Federer lost the Australian Open semifinals to Novak Djokovic 7-6, 6-4, 6-3. After a tightly contested first set in which Federer looked like the better player, Djokovic swept the second and third set. Federer was dominated by Djokovic among sparks of brilliance.
However, the Swiss maestro has said that he’ll be around for all the grand slams in 2020. Apart from this, he plans to participate at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
However, his best chance to add to his grand slam tally will come at Wimbledon. Federer has won a record 8 Wimbledon titles and is a grass court legend.
Talking about his next appearance, we can see him compete at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships. Interestingly, he can again face Novak Djokovic in the finals of the event.
Who do you think will come out at the top?