'If Roger Federer gets that right opponent in a big match, he can...', says legend



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'If Roger Federer gets that right opponent in a big match, he can...', says legend

Roger Federer will play his 22nd Wimbledon Championship when the tournament starts from Monday. His goal is his 21st Grand Slam title and a record ninth Wimbledon title. However, Federer may have a monumental task ahead of him if he wishes to reach the final of the Wimbledon Championship.

Federer's losing streak this year The former world number one has not been at his best. Knee surgeries in 2020 forced him to rest for a long time. He has only played two grass court games this year and narrowly lost to easy opponents.

He will play his second slam event this year. Federer is expected to return this year and pursue his record of 21 slam titles. However, the Swiss has not had luck in his favor. He has only played eight games this year and also had to withdraw from the French Open.

It will be a difficult task for the 39-year-old coach to be six games undefeated in the tournament.

Woodbridge talks about Roger Federer

In a recent interview with Matt Trollope for Australian Open, nine-time Wimbledon doubles champion Todd Woodbridge weighed in on Roger Federer's chances at the All England Club this year.

The Australian believes Federer will have to be wary of big hitters like 2021 Queen's champion Matteo Berrettini. "He can definitely win it. But he's going to need help. Maybe somebody takes out a couple of seeds?" the Aussie said.

"Anyone who can rush Roger, or any of the younger guys with a big game, are threats. If they come out swinging hard like Matteo Berrettini did at Queen's, that's going to be really dangerous because Roger is not going to be able to use his skill set.

He knows the history of the sport so well, and Ken Rosewall made the 1974 final at age 39; I think he knows that's possible," Woodbridge said. "I think if he gets that right opponent in a big match, he can most definitely come out and win a championship.

But the stars are going to have to align to make that happen." Federer looked pale during his title defense at Halle Open 2021. He lost to Felix Auger Aliassime in the second round. He has been practicing in Wimbledon, and now, there is again an air of doubt around his Wimbledon campaign in 2021.

Roger Federer's preparations leading up to Wimbledon have been far from ideal. Since making his long-awaited return from injury in Doha in March, the Swiss has a win-loss record of 5-3 this year.