Mannarino's last match with Roger Federer: "He was in trouble"

Adrian Mannarino recalled his match against Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2021. The Frenchman seriously injured his knee when he led for two sets to one.

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Mannarino's last match with Roger Federer: "He was in trouble"

Adrian Mannarino recalled his match against Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2021. The Frenchman seriously injured his knee when he led for two sets to one. Mannarino, in fact, recalled: "I played an excellent match against Roger Federer in the first round of Wimbledon 2021.

I felt really good on the pitch and I realized that Roger was very far from 100%. Federer was in evident difficulty from the point of view Physical and did not move as usual. He was very far from top form. I was seriously injured in the fourth set and that accident also affected the following months, not to mention that I lost that game.

Not a good memory, since it was also my birthday." In a recent interview, Ivan Ljubicic revealed that the King's knee could take no more: "When Roger rejoined the circuit last year, he was never at 100%. There was not a single tournament or training in which everything was fine."

Roger Federer's season started and ended at the Laver Cup

On September 15, through a letter posted on Instagram, Roger Federer announced that the Laver Cup would be his last ATP event.

The Swiss phenomenon greeted the tennis played in the exhibition he founded, which took place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September. The former world number 1 played his last match on Friday 23 September alongside his long-time rival Rafael Nadal, who was unable to hold back tears during the ensuing ceremony.

The King tried hard to get back in shape at 41, but his knee did not respond adequately. The resonance he underwent last July confirmed that there was no more progress. Within a few days, the Basel Master realized it was over and started thinking about how to announce it.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion experienced a timid comeback last year, playing just 13 official matches and stopping again after Wimbledon.

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