“Just Found a Way To Outdo Me”: James Blake Optimistic About Roger Federer’s Success Post Surgery

Published 09/03/2021, 6:55 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Toby Melville


The legendary Roger Federer has been having a rough time the past couple of seasons. The Tennis ace has been forced to undergo two knee surgeries, which have kept him on the sidelines for a lengthy duration. He recently revealed on social media that he would soon be undergoing a third surgery on his knee.

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Recently, James Blake spoke on Roger Federer and his recent injury. Going by history, the former American player feels that the Swiss ace will bounce back to winning ways. Whenever James felt he was doing really good in tennis, he was always proven wrong when he came up against the 20-time champion. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Roger Federer of Switzerland attends a press conference in the Main Interview Room court after losing his men’s Singles Quarter Final match against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland on Day Nine of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by AELTC/Joe Toth – Pool/Getty Images)

The 41-year-old spoke on this and stated, Every time I thought I had the best of anything in tennis, I think Roger Federer just found a way to outdo me. So I suspect he will come back from his knee surgery with a better laugh and put me in my place.”

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Roger Federer played little tennis in 2021

Reflecting on Federer’s season, he began competing in Doha but lost in the initial rounds. After that, he competed in Geneva but crashed in the opening round. In Paris, he came to the fourth round of Roland Garros but withdrew due to lack of match practice. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Hubert Hurkacz of Poland shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland after winning their men’s Singles Quarter Final match on Day Nine of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by AELTC/Edward Whitaker – Pool/Getty Images)

However, the biggest disappointment for Federer was at the Wimbledon Championships this year when he lost in the quarterfinal. He has not been in action since then. 

Roger has decided to opt for another knee surgery and added that he would be away from the courts for many months. In fact, he will be on crutches for the initial weeks after his surgery. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him on the courts soon. 

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Rohan Kollare

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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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