Roger Federer is expected to make his Olympic statement in the “coming week” following his Wimbledon elimination.
Roger Federer was eliminated from Wimbledon in the quarterfinals after losing in straight sets against Hubert Hurkacz on Wednesday.
Roger Federer has stated that he will announce his participation in the Tokyo Olympics “in the coming week” and that his worst-ever Wimbledon loss will have no bearing on his choice.
When Hubert Hurkacz of Poland hammered the Swiss superstar 6-3 7-6 6-0 in the quarter-finals, he lost his opening set to love in SW19. Federer, who will be 40 next month, had played 119 matches and 403 sets at The Championships and indicated he had no plans to return.
In the near future, the 20-time Major champion will compete in the Olympic tennis event, which begins on July 24.
Because of Covid-19, Tokyo is in a state of emergency, and competitors will be restricted in their movements.
Federer, on the other hand, has never won an Olympic gold medal in singles, the only blemish on his otherwise illustrious resume.
“I hope to make a decision on the Olympics in the next week since it is coming up quickly,” the world No. 8 said after his Wimbledon defeat in French.
“It isn’t an issue for me. I’ll need a few days because Wimbledon is my main goal this year, whether I win or lose in the first round.
“We’re going to sit down and figure out what we’re going to do next. The wisest choice.
“This match and the third set make no difference; the plan was always in place. However, because of the disappointment, this has definitely upset me a little bit.
“I’m disappointed in you. However, you must swiftly process this information before moving on to the next stage. Now is the time to make a decision. That’s fine with me; I’m used to it.”
After two knee procedures last year, Federer only returned to the ATP Tour in March, and this was only his 13th match of the year.
“This is extremely, very unusual,” BBC analyst Boris Becker remarked after Hurkacz’s loss. In professional tennis, even Roger Federer needs to follow some restrictions. That is a match. You must perform for them.”
When asked when he realized he needed to retire, the three-time Wimbledon champion replied, “My moment came against Pete Sampras in the Wimbledon final in 1995 (his.” Brinkwire Summary News.”