In a recent interview with Ringier, Roger Federer admitted that his four children were unaware of his enormous success until recently days. Roger Federer told this anecdote, saying: "For a long time, my four children had no idea what I had achieved during my tennis career.
It was their friends who revealed to them that I was number 1 in the world. They were literally speechless. My victories have never been an important topic at home." To the microphones of the moneycontrol.com portal, Christopher Clarey, author of a book dedicated to Roger, talked about the chances of the Swiss player to come back to competition.
He said: "I don't think he'll get the success he's looking for and I wouldn't be surprised if he decides to quit soon enough. His last game ended with a bagel at Wimbledon, certainly not the memory Federer wants to leave in the minds of his fans.
The chances of seeing it again at the highest levels are low, it is useless to go around it. The opponents have become stronger and more numerous."
Roger Federer's season
2021 did not give Roger Federer much satisfaction.
The Swiss champion seemed very far from an acceptable condition and did not get the desired results. Suffice it to say that the former world number 1 played just 13 official matches from March to Wimbledon, racking up nine wins and four losses.
The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarterfinals in London were his best seasonal results, too little for a legend of his caliber. A few weeks after the Championships, the 40-year-old from Basel announced that he would have to operate on his knee for the third time in the last 18 months.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion will resume racing at the beginning of the new year, but will not be able to return to the circuit before the summer of 2022. His presence at Wimbledon is therefore at great risk, as Federer himself admitted a few weeks ago. The Swiss also hailed the Top 10 for the first time since 2017.