Roger Federer is not playing the Tokyo Olympics due to a knee relapse that occurred during the grass-swing, especially at Wimbledon 2021. His dream of winning a gold medal in singles vanishes forever, with the hope of seeing again the Swiss champion on the field by the end of the summer.
The former world number 1 has just returned from the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, a fairly satisfactory result given the ups and downs he has had to deal with in the last year and a half. The defeat at the hands of Hubert Hurkacz highlighted all his difficulties, further exacerbated by the low number of games played in 2021.
However, the 39-year-old from Basel has been criticized by many in the last period, especially because, given his age, he still persists in playing tennis, leaving his long and cumbersome shadow on the youngest, forced to confront a tennis player able to converge all the lights on him.
Well, I've never heard such a banality. Roger Federer is a movement in the history of sport, and without him tennis wouldn't be as popular. Federer is the greatest flywheel in tennis, which has been thriving for fifteen years now thanks above all to him, to his records, to the beauty peaks of his game.
Roger Federer must be protected as a UNESCO world heritage
More than Novak Djokovic, the greatest tennis player in history, more than Rafael Nadal, UNESCO should dedicate a world heritage to the Swiss Maestro for what he has done to tennis and sport in general.
"Last time at Wimbledon? I don't know, I really don't know. I have to sit down with my team and regroup. My goal last year was to play and try to do another Wimbledon, in fact I had to play the tournament last year but maybe there was some physical risk and then the pandemic was born.
Playing this year made me happy, I'm sorry I was eliminated but at the same time I'm happy to have moved on, especially after the risks of the first round with Mannarino. I would like to play here again but at my age nothing is safe.
Wimbledon was my first step but now I will do the due evaluations with my staff and we will try to understand the situation, but my goal is clearly to keep playing." These are the words of Roger Federer after Wimbledon 2021.
Whether it's goodbye or not, at the end of 2021, in the years to come, we will realize all that the Swiss has represented for sport.