Roger Federer's failure to attend Tokyo 2021 has sent many fans into panic. The Swiss after the elimination in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon had opened up to this possibility, to try to rest after a complicated season with very few games to his credit after the knee operation.
In the official announcement of the Swiss, however, there is a worrying aspect for fans and fans, and refers to his physical condition which is far from perfect. These are Roger's words: "During the grass court season, I unfortunately experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games.
I am greatly disappointed, as it has been an honor and highlight of my career each time I have represented Switzerland. I have already begun rehabilitation in the hopes of returning to the tour later this summer. I wish the entire Swiss team the best of luck and I will be rooting hard from afar.
As always, Hopp Schwiz!"
Roger Federer: "This is what a normal day is like in Switzerland"
Federer will cheer for his team from Switzerland. And speaking of Switzerland, the Swiss Maestro told what a typical day is like in his country.
He said: "No two days are the same, that is clear. We are spontaneous and do what other families do. Fortunately, it's easy in Switzerland! For example, I went to the forest with my children and went to the park the day before.
Or we go to the playground. It is important to me that we are outdoors a lot and in nature and also enjoy the peace and quiet a little." Before retiring at the Olympics, Federer, at the beginning of the season, also skipped the Australian Open, in which he had always taken part since the year of his first appearance, returns to the ATP 250 in Doha, after 14 months of hiatus.
He wins the debut match against English Evans in three sets but gives in the quarterfinals, after missing a match point, to Georgian Basilasvili. In the spring, after the fleeting appearance at the 250 Genevan, which sees him eliminated at his debut, he returns to face a Grand Slam.
At Roland Garros, credited with the eighth seed, he eliminated Istomin in three sets and Cilic and Koepfer in four, gaining access to the second round against Berrettini, from whom, however, he retired in order not to tire his knee too much after the long stop and be able to best present on grass. However, even in Halle and Wimbledon, as we all know by now, things went badly. Then came the withdrawal from Tokyo.