Roger Federer’s adventure at Wimbledon came to an end with much disappointment, the almost forty-year-old tennis player’s dream of reaching yet another final of his career. The Swiss tennis player struggled especially in the first two sets but gave up and collapsed under the blows of the opponents with the Polish Hubert Hurkacz who appeared in great shape. The quarter-finals still represent an excellent result for Federer, especially after the poor results shown in previous tournaments, between Halle and the home tournament in Geneva. At the press conference, the Swiss tennis player appeared disappointed but also tried to analyze the salient points that have characterized his career. Here are his words: “I was disappointed and to tell the truth I still am. I feel exhausted and I could go to sleep now. I have put everything in these weeks and I have to say that these last 18 months have been long and really hard. Anyway I am very happy with what I have been doing in the last few weeks. Withdrawal? No, now I just have to stop and put everything into perspective. You always need a goal as a tennis player and you have to know that you have to go step by step, Wimbledon was the first step, now I will do the assessments and see what went well and what didn’t, how I am mentally these days. I have to take my time and find the right decision, but I want to keep playing. Olympic Games? I’ll take a few days off, sit down and make the necessary assessments. Not what I will do in the next few weeks, but I think I’ll make an announcement anyway.” Generally speaking also about the match Federer commented: “I will have to analyze everything better with the team, I felt that something was missing. As regards the match the wind played a small role in the match and the movements with the legs were not the best. and this did not allow me to defend.”
Becker speaks about Roger Federer
Six-time Major winner Boris Becker was recently invited by the BBC to discuss the fallout from Roger Federer’s Wimbledon exit on Wednesday. “He was completely off with his timing,” Becker said. “That can happen in a game or two but in his case it was throughout the whole game. We can only wonder what happened, but what we do know is that time does not stand still for any man or woman.” Boris Becker went on to express hope that Roger Federer will return to Wimbledon in the future, as he doesn’t think the eight-time champion deserves to sign off on such a low note. “I hope so. I don’t want to see him lose his last set at Wimbledon 6-0. But he wasn’t good enough today,” Becker said. Becker also reserved some praise for Hurkacz, who kept his cool despite the magnitude of the occasion. “For him to keep his composure and not to get flustered or nervous is amazing. That win speaks volumes,” Becker said.