Roger Federer: 'I still feel a big privilege that I'm actually able to...'

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Roger Federer: 'I still feel a big privilege that I'm actually able to...'

It is close and it will be Wimbledon again. The third slam of the year returns two years after the epic final of 2019 between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic won by the Serbian in five sets. Wimbledon is also the oldest tournament ever: it was 1877 and the spell has continued to this day, entertaining tennis fans from all over the world with its elegance combined with the attention to detail that has always distinguished the British tradition.

What has just been said summarizes the essence of Wimbledon, the Tournament of Tournaments, the event that has been able to cross time acquiring vigor and splendor. In 2020 despite multiple attempts, the postponement of the tournament due to the pandemic was inevitable.

The 2021 edition will start on Monday 28 June and will end on Sunday 11 July and except for Nadal, who defected last week, Goffin, Raonic and Wawrinka, all the top players of the circuit will be there. Eyes on Djokovic, reigning champion eager to replicate both the success of 2019 and, of course, on Federer, absolute ruler of the English 'green' on which he triumphed 8 times, the first time in 2003 at the age of 21 and the last in 2017 at 35.

Djokovic-Rublev, Tsitsipas-Bautista Agut, Zverev-Berrettini, Medvedev-Federer: these are the theoretical quarter-finals of the men's Wimbledon 2021 tournament based on the draw just made at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

different halves of the board the two main contenders for the title. The Serbian number 1 in the world will make his debut against the great British hopeful Jack Draper, who recently beat Jannik Sinner on the grass at Queen's, while the Swiss, seeded # 6 of the tournament, has touched the French Mannarino, another player who he is at ease on the green (he is in the semifinals at the Mallorca Open).

Federer would like to vie for a medal at Tokyo 2021

Roger Federer also shed light on his participation at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The Swiss has yet to confirm whether he'll be traveling to Japan, but the fact that his outfit for the Games emerged on social media a week ago suggests that he will.

"My feeling is I would like to go to the Olympics," Roger Federer said. "I would like to play as many tournaments as possible. But I think we've decided now let's just get through Wimbledon, sit down as a team, and then decide where we go from there.

I still feel a big privilege that I'm actually able to play Wimbledon," Federer said. "If I look back at everything that I went through for the last year and a bit more with the injury, also with the pandemic, it's great that Wimbledon is back on. I'm happy I'm here."