The next months for Roger Federer will be crucial after giving up the Masters 1000 in Toronto and Cincinnati. The former world number 1 suffered a knee relapse during the grass season, having had to give up the Tokyo Olympics and the dream of winning the gold medal in singles.
His participation in the last Grand Slam of 2021, the US Open, seems far from obvious, considering that the King has played only five tournaments this year. Several fans and insiders believe that the 20-time Grand Slam champion is seriously thinking about retiring, thanks to a physicist who doesn't want to leave him alone.
The Swiss legend played his last match at Wimbledon, where he surrendered in the quarter-finals to a wild Hubert Hurkacz. The bagel handed to him by the Pole in the third set had alarmed his countless fans, who had never seen him so helpless on Center Court.
A few days before his 40th birthday, his parents Robert and Lynette gave a nice interview to Blick magazine.
Federer's presence at the US Open is in doubt
His dad Robert said: "Roger Federer looks a lot like me physically.
I think he has inherited many traits from me, it is so evident" Then Mom Lynette intervened: "From meshe probably received the discipline and the desire to move. Perhaps also his talent for hitting the ball."
Not even his parents imagined seeing him still on the court at 40. Lynette said: "He has always followed his instinct and his love for sport. In addition, his physique has held up quite well despite the repeated stresses of the past 25 years."
Robert Federer's father added about his amazing son: "It's great that he still lives for tennis. He tried very hard to recover his condition after knee operations, I found it truly admirable. Roger continues to live his dream, we respect him without ever getting too much in the way."