Roger Federer Should Consider Retirement, Says Journalists Following His Dismal at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/18/2021, 6:47 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer leaves Centre Court after losing his quarter final match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz Pool via REUTERS/Edward Whitaker TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


Tennis legend Roger Federer has thrilled the world by displaying some of the best tennis ever to be played. The manner in which he commands the tennis courts has been second to none. However, in the current season, the Swiss maestro has been performing below his usual standards. 

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Recently, journalists Ubaldo Scanagatta and Steve Flink analyzed Federer’s recent results. They indicated that age has caught up with him and that he should consider making a decision sooner or later. If the results are below par in the next few tournaments, he would need to give retirement a serious thought.

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The journalists spoke on this and stated, “I don’t even know what I would like him to do to be honest because in a way I’m always afraid that an old champion may destroy his a bit his image. Even if of course there’s a legend and of course we will always remember the best Federer but if he would keep playing tournaments and losing 6-0 in the third or like in Halle with Auger-Aliassime then after a while he would risk becoming pathetic.”

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021, Switzerland’s Roger Federer acknowledges the spectators as he walks off the court after losing his quarter final match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz Pool via REUTERS/Ben Solomon

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The two also feel his losses at Halle and in the quarterfinal at Wimbledon were hard to digest. However, they did give Roger the benefit of doubt and admitted that he’s too smart and realistic and advised him to speak with the people close to him in order to get a check on reality. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves after losing his quarter final match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz Pool via REUTERS/Edward Whitaker

The journalists further added, “I think he’s too smart and realistic to allow himself all that to happen. I don’t think he’s going to tolerate too many matches like the one he played on center court when he lost in the quarterfinal at Wimbledon.

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“I think he’s smart enough and hopes the people around him are too. People like Lubicic, Severin Luthi, and his wife are all trying to be honest and tell him what they really think about his immediate future and how to make his plans.”

After deciding to skip the Tokyo Olympics 2020, it’ll be interesting to see what’s Federer’s next move. Nonetheless, fans are in the hope to see him play at the US Open 2021.

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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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