Tim Henman, the four-time semi-finalist at Wimbledon, says the cancellation of this year's Wimbledon Championships will affect Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer the most. Federer has won 8 Wimbledon singles titles in his career and 20 Grand Slam titles overall.
He had undergone knee surgery in February and had decided to pull out of all the tournaments till early June before the tennis shutdown. Federer was hoping to return for the grass court season in June and have a chance at winning his ninth Wimbledon singles title.
However, the All England Club decided to cancel this year's event due to the current global health crisis. Speaking on his podcast, Changing Room Chat, the former World No. 4 from Great Britain, said, "In the context of Federer being the oldest by some way, Wimbledon is now 15 months away once again and at this stage of his career, that is a very long way.
There will be no one more disappointed than him that this Wimbledon has been cancelled. When you are 38 and will be 39 later this year, it is a long period of time to wait for your favourite tournament. He will be keen to get back out there."
Henman added that the current pandemic has an effect on every person's life. "Normally, when there is a catastrophe, it is a disaster that affects a country or a region if it is an earthquake, a flood or a famine.
This has shut down the whole world, so whether you are a tennis player or whatever job you have, it will have a significant impact on you”. Federer will turn 39 years old in August and has already said that he is looking forward to playing at Wimbledon in 2021. He has also signed up for the 2021 tournament in Halle, Germany - a grass court tune-up prior to Wimbledon.