'Even Roger Federer doesn't feel like fighting to...', says former No.1



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'Even Roger Federer doesn't feel like fighting to...', says former No.1

Since the start of 2020, Roger Federer and Andy Murray have won just 16 matches combined, battling injuries and staying off the pitch for many months. Andy and Roger took a win at Queen's and Halle this week, and will try to improve their game before Wimbledon, where they have both been successful in the past.

Speaking of Roger this week, Andy said he understands how frustrating it is when you can't find your best shots after being on top for two decades. The Briton backs the Swiss to find his best tennis again and fight for big titles, praising Felix Auger-Aliassime, who defeated Federer in the second round in Halle.

Roger suffered a knee injury at the start of the previous season, played only the Australian Open and missed the rest of the year after undergoing two surgeries. Roger returned this March in Doha and beat Daniel Evans in the second round before blowing a match point against Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarterfinals.

Taking another break, Federer embraced the clay swing in May and blew a 4-2 lead against Pablo Andujar at home in Geneva. Roger Federer is being regarded by some as the second seed at Wimbledon this year, right behind Novak Djokovic.

But Federer has yet to prove his consistency since he returned from double knee surgery and has suffered some surprising defeats this year.

Mats Wilander on Roger Federer's current status

Seven-time Grand Slam champion and former World No.

1 Mats Wilander also weighed in on Roger Federer's form and chances at Wimbledon. The Swede said he found it "alarming" that the eight-time Wimbledon champion was pointing the finger at his own attitude. "I actually saw him show it one time against Gustavo Kuerten at Roland-Garros, where he looked not interested to be there and was willing to hit the grass courts," Wilander said.

"So, I think that he's most probably felt like that before but for him to actually point the finger at himself - that's alarming." Wilander believes Federer's negative attitude could play into the hands of the young players, giving them the belief they need to take down the Swiss.

"I think what happens when you do that, the thing we never talked about, it puts a green light in the locker room to the rest of the field like 'wow, even Roger Federer doesn't feel like fighting to the very end with a good attitude these days..

so you know what Roger, you are 39, I am 21, I'm going to be out there for five hours if I have to. Even if you're Roger Federer," the Swede added.