Ten days ago Roger Federer, the eight-time Wimbledon champion, suffered a major defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the All England Club quarter-finals. Competing at Wimbledon for a record 22nd time, Roger did a good job of winning four matches - his best streak since the 2020 Australian Open - and becoming the oldest Wimbledon quarter-finalist.
After his campaign, Roger said that he gave his best, feeling satisfied with his career and performance in the second set. Hurkacz edged the legend and his idol 6-3, 7-6, 6-0 in one hour and 48 minutes to advance to the final four.
Eager to improve his game, Federer earned a break break in set number two before Hurkacz rallied at 2-4 with a deep return to regain his composure and regain momentum. Roger did not play well in the tie break, he struggled with his footwork and lost 7-4 when Hubert shot two winners on the last two points.
In one of his worst sets at Wimbledon in his career, Federer took just 15 points in the third set to experience a zero and hit the starting door in the worst possible way, having nothing in the tank against such a strong opponent.
"I feel like I made the most of it. The team and I were really happy to make it to the quarterfinals. Although I'm disappointed that I lost to Hubert, I feel like there was an opportunity. Once again, this is how he goes.
I'll be fine, I have a perspective on it, so everything is fine," said Roger Federer.
Federer suffered a major defeat to Hubert Hurkacz
Recently, top journalist Steve Flink analyzed Roger Federer’s recent results.
They indicated that age has caught up with him and that he should consider making a decision sooner or later. If the results are below par in the next few tournaments, he would need to give retirement a serious thought. The journalists spoke on this and stated, “I don’t even know what I would like him to do to be honest because in a way I’m always afraid that an old champion may destroy his a bit his image.
Even if of course there’s a legend and of course we will always remember the best Federer but if he would keep playing tournaments and losing 6-0 in the third or like in Halle with Auger-Aliassime then after a while he would risk becoming pathetic”.
The two also feel his losses at Halle and in the quarterfinal at Wimbledon were hard to digest. However, they did give Roger the benefit of doubt and admitted that he’s too smart and realistic and advised him to speak with the people close to him in order to get a check on reality.