The defeat of Roger Federer in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2021 will leave the Swiss tennis player very touched, at least in the ranking. The winner of 20 Grand Slams will continue to lose ground in the ATP rankings, losing one more place.
On Monday he will rise in ninth place in the world, his worst classification since March 2017. The Basel player could come out of the 'top ten' if Canadian Denis Shapovalov or Pole Hubert Hurkacz end up taking the title at Wimbledon.
And although the possibility seems distant, since both start as victims in the semifinals, it could not be ruled out that both revelations give the bell. Federer, a month and a day shy of his 40th birthday, suffered his first defeat in three sets at the All England Club in the last 19 years and conceded the first 'donut' (0-6) in the tournament of his entire career.
of the. The Swiss, moreover, is in a very delicate position in the race to Turin and is that he appears as number 40 of that classification, more than 1,500 points from eighth place. At the moment the possibility that he can play the ATP Finals is complicated, but with Roger nothing is known.
In the past he has shown time and again that he likes to play the second half of the season. It also sounds complicated that he can force the march and play many events in the second half of the year, to avoid a possible relapse of the injuries that have affected him in the last season.
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Gunthardt speaks about Roger Federer
In a recent interview with Simon Graf of Tagesanzeigher.ch, player-turned-coach Heinz Gunthardt weighed in on Roger Federer's run at Wimbledon this year.
"Given his preparation, the quarter-final is a good result," Gunthardt said. "But Wimbledon was not a step forward after Paris. He already had that level there. In Doha and Paris, he played with a completely different mindset, loosely.
He clearly said that this was (his) only preparation, that it would only really count in Wimbledon. And then Wimbledon started and he felt the pressure," he added. The eight-time Wimbledon champion trailed by two sets to one, but was up a break in the fourth when Mannarino injured his leg.
The Frenchman retired a few games later. "You could see in the first match against Mannarino, when he practically only sliced with his backhand," he said.