'Roger Federer has nothing to prove', says former ATP star

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'Roger Federer has nothing to prove', says former ATP star

Has Roger Federer's career come to an end? Although the Swiss made it clear that he wanted to decide when to leave for good, fans and connoisseurs seem to have already resigned themselves to the idea of ​​seeing his racket hanging from a nail in no time.

The 40-year-old Basel champion would like to bring one last extraordinary joy to tennis fans, but there are many doubts about this possibility. The 2022 Australian Open is approaching and Federer has reported a meager four tournaments played since the 2020 Happy Slam, which he has won six times.

His last appearance is known and dates back to July 7, when Hubert Hurkacz won in three sets in the Wimbledon quarter-final match, closing practice with a resounding 6-0. The continuous knee problems have not given him respite and have forced him to a long convalescence that will last for many months.

Federer himself has announced that he has serious doubts even for Wimbledon 2022.

Tomas Berdych on Roger Federer

Against that context, while speaking at the Champions Tennis exhibition, former World No. 4 Tomas Berdych said that Roger Federer will be thinking about playing his last tournament for his fans, but he does not need to prove anything to anybody.

"He (Roger Federer) maybe wants to come back on court and maybe make the call and whether he's going to play his last tournament, for his huge fan base around the world, but if he doesn't it's fine," Berdych told Reuters.

"He has nothing to prove so it's down to him how he feels and how he wants to do it at the end of the day. He's going to try to prepare himself as best as possible and he's experienced enough to know that it won't happen at one tournament," he said.

"But, without matches and being 40 years old, it'll be very difficult to judge your level. If you are in the middle of your career and you get injured for six months and you do a good preparation basically you know what's going to happen when you start to play."

If tennis fans remember the ‘great fall’ of Roger Federer during the Wimbledon semi-finals against Milos Raonic five years ago, the way Federer knocked out of the Championships this year would also be remembered by his fans.

Now changed to Terry Wortmann Open, the grass-court tournament in Germany will feature the likes of Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev, Felix Auger-Aliassime, and Karen Khachanov. The tournament revealed these names in an official press release.