Roger Federer has stated that he will not return to Wimbledon due to concerns about his retirement.
Roger Federer’s quarter-final loss at Wimbledon has raised doubts about his future.
According to Boris Becker, Roger Federer may never return to Wimbledon and will now contemplate his career after the unexpected loss to Hubert Hurkacz. Federer, 39, was unable to overcome his Polish opponent, and the Grand Slam was won by Novak Djokovic.
In 2020, Federer underwent two knee surgeries, but returned to his best form in the opening week of the event.
But it wasn’t to be, as Hurkacz upset him in the final eight, crushing Federer’s hopes of a third title.
Tennis great Becker believes that this will be the Swiss’ final appearance at Wimbledon, and that retirement will be on his mind.
The German star told Tennis Head, “I have a hunch he won’t be returning to Wimbledon next year, especially after what happened in the quarter-finals.”
“I believe it came as a complete surprise to him.
“I believe Roger arrived at Wimbledon under the impression that everything was going as planned.
“He had recovered from his knee difficulties, and he had exploited the clay to get back in form and regain confidence in order to reach the Championships’ bottom (late stages).”
“I don’t believe he arrived in London with the intention of retiring, but he may now reconsider. The manner in which he lost to Hubert Hurkacz changed everything.”
John McEnroe, a fellow icon, believes Federer’s Grand Slam credentials are fading as well, and that Djokovic will end up with the most Grand Slam titles in history.
“In terms of the Grand Slam, I have fairly definite thoughts about how things will end,” he said.
“I believe Roger Federer will never win another Grand Slam title; he will undoubtedly remain at 20, Rafa will win a maximum of one more, and Djokovic can stay on the tour for another three or four years and win up to five Grand Slams,” says Djokovic.
“This is my forecast, albeit it will be contingent on each player’s health.
“I believe Novak Djokovic will be the player with the most Grand Slam championships in history if nothing extraordinary happens.”
Federer, Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal are widely recognized as the three greatest tennis players of all time.
Federer has won the same number of Grand Slam titles as “Brinkwire Summary News.”