Roger Federer: ‘I know that this moment is one last big opportunity for me…’

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will seek another crown at the All England Club this July, hoping to play in his prime and be the title contender. Roger claimed the junior Wimbledon crown in 1998 and reached the quarterfinals three years later after upsetting seven-time winner Pete Sampras in five exciting sets. Since 2003, Roger was a player to beat at Wimbledon for ten years, taking seven titles through 2012 and entering the record books as one of the definitive legends of the most prestigious event in the world. Federer’s eighth crown and thus far the last Wimbledon crown came in 2017, with another title clash two years ago, just short of his 38th birthday. Turning the clock, Federer held within one point of the ninth Wimbledon crown, with two match points on serve against Novak Djokovic. As many times before, the Serb produced a wonderful comeback and defeated Roger in five thrilling sets after nearly five hours of an epic battle. Much has changed since that encounter, and Federer will return to Wimbledon this June with just a couple of tournaments on his legs since last year’s Australian Open. The Swiss underwent knee surgery in February 2020, required another in May and decided to skip the rest of the season. Working hard on his game and starting from the beginning in October, Federer shaped his form until March, when he returned to action in Doha, competing for the first time in 13 months. Roger defeated Daniel Evans in the second round before wasting a match point vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili in quarters.

Roger Federer is still is confident with himself to win more

In a recent interview with GQ, Roger Federer got candid about his retirement. He is not in a hurry to win anymore and is relaxed in his career. He obviously didn’t have a solid answer, but revealed that now he has ‘one last big opportunity to do something great. “I don’t know, I’m really relaxed about where my career is, where my life is. And I know that this [moment] is one last big, huge opportunity for me to do something great. I mean, it’s always like this when you have achieved as much as I have.” Despite all his surgery and recovery troubles, Federer is still is confident with himself to win more. Not so long ago, he had skipped the entirety of 2020 to recover from his surgeries. Unfortunately, his return to tennis hasn’t been smooth with many rooting for him to have a stellar comeback like the one in 2017. But in his relatively short return, he has won once and lost twice. Perhaps Federer’s last push is destined to come at Wimbledon.

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