Roger Federer is looking for a glorious path to Wimbledon this year, but he will not have his family by his side. The eight-time champion has confirmed that this time he will travel without his family to the All-England. Federer is currently in Halle, Germany, in pursuit of a record 11th title in the grass court event, which has served as a traditional set-up for Wimbledon.
Speaking at a press conference prior to the event in the German city, the 39-year-old Swiss said that he will not bring his family to Wimbledon as they would have to go through five days of harsh quarantine. He added that while he has gotten used to the ways of the new normal, he could be "too complicated" for his loved ones and he would rather not get them in trouble.
Federer said there is little hope that the quarantine rules will change between now and closer to the start of Wimbledon and therefore his family will follow his campaign in the All-England outfield from afar. He added that he will have his team, coach Ivan Ljubicic, Severin Luthi and his physio Dani Troxler, as company at Wimbledon.
They were also with him at Roland-Garros. “The family cannot come because they must remain in quarantine for 5 days. The whole bubble system is too complicated. Hopes for it to change have long since been buried. That's why I go with Ivan, Seve and Dani, like in Paris,” said Federer.
The champion added that his family has been with him since he retired from Roland-Garros but will part ways before traveling to the UK. He said it would be a long time before he can see his loved ones again, but he's fine with that.
“My family is here now; we have been together since paris. The separation time is long with Paris and London, but it is not a problem. It's part of that and that's why I'm ready,” Federer added.
This might also be Roger Federer’s last Wimbledon
World No.8 Roger Federer recently registered his first win on grass this season.
The Swiss Maestro defeated Ilya Ivashka in straight sets in the first round of the Halle Open 2021. Federer looked quite confident with his shots and survived two really close sets in the match. The final scoreline of the match was 7(7)-6(4), 7-5.
“The way Djokovic came back against Tsitsipas was amazing. Even in the SF vs Nadal, there were unbelievable rallies,” said Federer in the interview. In the same interview, Federer highlighted that right now, it is difficult to pick the player who’ll end his career with the most Grand Slam titles.
He believes that as long as the ‘Big Three’ are playing, anything is possible. “As long as we play, anything is possible,” added the 20-time Grand Slam winner.