Roger Federer will go on the hunt for his ninth Wimbledon title starting Monday, so as to avenge even the sensational mockery he suffered in the 2019 final. matches and trust. The former world number 1 has in fact only played eight matches in 2021, losing three.
The draw didn't have too many pitfalls in the early rounds, although much will depend on the form of the 20-time Grand Slam champion. His debut is scheduled for Tuesday against the French Adrian Mannarino. The 39-year-old from Basel gave no comforting signals in Halle ten days ago, having already left the scene in the second round at the hands of Felix Auger-Aliassime.
In the traditional press conference that precedes the tournament, King Roger spoke on a wide range of topics. The Swiss underlined how his result at the Championships will influence his decisions for the rest of the season.
Roger Federer will go on the hunt for his ninth Wimbledon title
"With the team, we decided we're going to reassess the situation after Wimbledon because it's going to have an impact," Roger Federer said. "If I play really good here or really bad, I think it has an impact on how everything might look in the summer." The 39-year-old also admitted he was surprised that he's going strong even after undergoing double arthroscopic knee surgery last year.
"The goal was not to play until 40," Roger Federer said. "This all mainly came in the last years. I never thought also with the last surgeries I’ve had I would still be going. I feel I still really love it (playing tennis), I enjoy myself," Federer said.
"I will see about the results, if they're going to come back. This is why Wimbledon is clearly very important to me right now." It is undisputed that the Championships host an incomparable Grand Slam tournament; however, there is a lot that goes behind the staging of the revered grass-court tournament.
Above all, it is the sponsors that aggravate the success of Wimbledon year after year. Since 1978, Rolex has been an integral part of the Championships. Even in 2021, the luxury watch manufacturer from Switzerland will remain as the official timekeeper for the year’s most-anticipated event.
Notably, it now shares the same heritage with the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open. Talking about heritage, Wimbledon shares the longest partnership in sporting goods history with Slazenger. The English sports equipment brand is and stays as the official ball provider for the event since 1902.
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