The right knee continues to haunt Roger Federer. The Swiss champion returned to the court after more than a year absent from the ATP 250 tournament in Doha, but he was never able to compete at a high level due to physical problems.
The Swiss lost the fourth round of Roland Garros so as not to risk another injury and then suffered a clear defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon quarterfinals showing all his difficulties. Federer also resigned from the Tokyo Olympics to preserve his physique for the American season, but announced in the final minutes that he will not even participate in the Masters 1000 in Toronto and Cincinnati.
The 20-time winner of a Grand Slam tournament had spoken this way about his resignation from the Olympics, and rereading his words it is easy to find a connection with his new stop. “During the season on the grass, I unfortunately suffered a sore knee and accepted the fact that I have to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics.
I am very disappointed as it has been an honor and a beautiful moment in my career every time I have represented Switzerland. I started rehab hoping to get back on the Tour later in the summer. I wish the whole Swiss team the best of luck and I will cheer a lot from afar.
As always, let's go Switzerland! "Alexander Zverev and Matteo Berrettini will not participate in the Masters 1000 in Toronto. The German tennis player won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics and will surely need time to get back to his best condition.
"I regret to inform you that I have unfortunately unsubscribed from the Toronto National Bank Open," Zverev wrote on Twitter. Stanislas Wawrinka has been a great player over the past decade and a half. He has been a great rival to Novak Djokovic, Federer, and Rafael Nadal.
Stan Wawrinka on the Big 3
In a recent interview with Darren Cahill, Stanislas Wawrinka has spoken on Novak Djokovic and his 2021 form. He also spoke highly of the competitiveness that Djokovic possessed while playing against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Stan is also looking forward to the upcoming US Open campaign, although he will not be playing. “Well, you never expect a player to be ready to win four Grand Slams, but I think what they show us since 15 years, even more between Roger, Rafa, and Novak, it’s, they are just pushing and pushing and pushing the extreme limit of how well you can play in tennis.
Novak a bit more the last few years. His level is for sure something special,” said Wawrinka. Wawrinka is all praise for Novak Djokovic to win the fourth Grand Slam of the year. “It’s tough to really say for me, I always feel that he will win because of the way he is playing, the way he can close match, and the way he can find his way. I always feel he is going to win,” said Wawrinka.