During a recent interview with Sky Sport Italia, Roger Federer expressed an interesting opinion about the young players of men's tennis. The Swiss analyzed: "Most of the Next Gens hit very hard both forehand and backhand.
It wasn't like that when I took my first steps on the tour. In the past, there were very strong players on the one hand and much more vulnerable on the other. Now it is almost impossible to grasp the difference between the two fundamentals.
I think we need to find the right balance, but there is a very clear trend." According to Christopher Clarey, a well-known correspondent for the New York Times, Federer will never return to the highest levels. In fact he explained: "He's doing everything he can to get back, but I don't think he's going to get the success he's looking for.
I wouldn't be surprised if he decided to give up very soon. His last game ended with a bagel at Wimbledon, certainly not the memory Roger wants to leave in the minds of his fans. At the same time, the chances of seeing him at the top are really low."
Roger's season and the next year
Roger Federer was hoping to achieve better results in 2021. The Swiss champion, returning to the ATP Tout after more than a year, was unable to obtain great satisfaction. Suffice it to say that the 40-year-old from Basel has played the pittance of 13 competitive matches this year, with an uninspiring tally of nine wins and four losses.
The former world number 1 did everything possible to get in shape at Wimbledon, where he surrendered to a wild Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals. The 20-time Grand Slam champion even had to collect a bagel on Center Court, a disgrace that led him to a series of reflections.
After giving up on the Tokyo Olympics, King Roger has decided to undergo knee surgery for the third time in the past 18 months. The Swiss has announced that he will resume racing at the beginning of the new year, while to see him again on tour we will have to wait until summer 2022. His presence at Wimbledon is therefore at great risk, as Federer himself admitted a few weeks ago.