Many goals of the year were cut short by the damn knee. Roger Federer, the Swiss who conquered 20 Grand Slam tournaments, envisioned a 2021 with Wimbledon and the Olympic Games; However, the injury he suffered a long time ago prevented him from playing in London 100 percent and later led him to get off Tokyo 2020. All this he analyzed in an interview with GQ, where he also touched on other topics.
“My last year and a half has been very difficult because of the double knee surgery I had last year. Rehabilitation was very slow. I wish I was in better shape at Wimbledon this year but at the end of the story, I was able to play it and made the quarterfinals. Many tennis players have not been able to play that stage in their lives, so looking back it was a really good tournament for me, “expressed the Swiss.
A pending subject, without a doubt, concerns the Olympic Gold in singles, perhaps the great debt of the Swiss. At the age of 40, his chances are diminishing and everything indicates that Tokyo was his last great attempt. “The decision to get off was based purely on my knee. I’d put everything on the line for the Olympics but I wasn’t in good shape. But it is the part of an athlete’s career, you already know how to deal with setbacks, “he said.
In addition, the 103 ATP title champion explained the feelings after losing to Hubert Hurkacz in his home garden: “Losing is never fun. If you agree to lose, you know your days are numbered. It was a mixture of anger and disappointment at what he could have done differently, not only in the last 20 minutes of the game, but also in the last 6 months. “