It continues giving that to speak. The Roger Federer’s retirement (8th) on Roland Garros shook the tennis world. After beating German Dominik Koepfer (59th) in a marathon match in three hours and 35 minutes of play, the Swiss chose not to appear against Matteo Berrettini (9th) for the round of 16 of the Parisian tournament and many voices were raised about.
At statements the past of Gut Forget, director of the French contest, has now been joined by those of Mats Wilander, former world No. 1 and winner of seven Grand Slam in his career.
In an interview given to the site Puntodebreak.com, the Swede allowed himself to comment on the retirement of the winner of 20 Grand Slam titles and said: ” I would not have retired because there were more options at Roland Garros. At Wimbledon I wouldn’t have had any. Yes, I think you made a good decision. I think he would have had options against Berrettini. But he could have met Novak Djokovic and it could have been that the Serb had beaten him in a resounding way and before Wimbledon, he didn’t want that. ”
And he added: ” He came to Roland Garros, not with the idea of winning, but with the idea of playing several games. He sure earned more than he bargained for …What he did is fine to me”
In turn, the tennis legend and three-time winner at the French Open (1982, 1985 and 1988), assured that Federer will be able to do something great at Wimbledon, tournament that will begin on June 28. ” People have to remember that there are not multiple weed specialists. There are good players who have no idea how to play on that surface. There are not many threats to him. Roger is a specialist” Wilander concluded.