Roger Federer has repeatedly stated that his big goal for 2021 was Wimbledon and the Olympics. The first of this could not achieve it after falling in the quarterfinals against the Pole Hubert Hurkacz, while the options of the second vanished yesterday after the official statement.
2021 looks to be a somewhat bittersweet year for the Swiss who sees how with the passing of the days the shadow of his retirement approaches. At first Roger's calendar was: Olympic Games, Masters 1000 Canada, Masters 1000 Cincinnati and US Open.
Everything indicated that the Swiss would not play the Asian tour and reappeared in Europe to play the Masters 1000 in Paris. Now with this injury we do not know that he will cross Roger Federer's head. The Swiss is currently ranked 41st in the Race and a long-term injury would make him say goodbye entirely to his options to play the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin.
We will see how everything will evolve in the coming days.
Rusedski opens up on Roger Federer
Former US Open finalist Greg Rusedski recently gave his thoughts on Roger Federer's knee setback that forced him to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics this month.
“So the question is, will he be happy not being able to win Majors again, and that is the big question only Roger can answer," Rusedski said on the Tennis Channel. "Knowing Roger from quite a young age, around 16-17 years of age, I don’t think he will be satisfied just showing up without really believing he can win”.
Rusedski also reminisced about Roger Federer's 2017 season, which saw the Swiss make a winning return to the sport after a serious knee injury. “Roger Federer has defied logic, he has defied time, he created a new game in 2017,” Rusedski said.
“There is not more he can create anymore because it was all based on movement, taking the ball early coming forward”. The most sought-after items at the auction were the three racquets that the Swiss used in his run to the finals of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.
Squandering a match point, Federer had gone on to lose narrowly to Novak Djokovic. Going at 23 times more than their estimate of between £7,000 and 10,000, the racquets sold for £162,500. The auctioning of items from the storied career of the 20-time Grand Slam champion was done in two phases.
In the first phase, a live sale in London on June 23, the items that went under the hammer were from his exploits at the four Grand Slams — Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon Championships, and the US Open.