‘I won’t be surprised if Roger Federer quits very soon’ admits biographer
While many fans hold out hope that Roger Federer can return to his best level, this renowned journalist sees that as very unlikely.
The 20-time Slam champion last competed at Wimbledon in July, suffering a straight sets defeat to Hubert Hurkacz, including a 6-0 third set.
Some were hopeful that Federer would return at the Australian Open, but we have since learned that a far longer recovery period is necessary for the Swiss.
Now, author of the Federer biography ‘The Master: The Brilliant Career of Roger Federer’, Christopher Clarey, has given his thoughts on the extent of a comeback from the 40-year-old.
“He’s trying his best to come back,” admitted Clarey in an interview with Moneycontrol.
“I don’t think he’s going to have the success he’s looking for and I won’t be surprised if he quits very soon.
“But his last match was a straight-set loss with a 6-0 final set. That is not the last impression Federer wants to leave at Wimbledon.”
The eight-time Wimbledon champion has since expressed that he would be “extremely surprised to be able to play Wimbledon” in 2022.
He believes summer 2022 is a potentially realistic return option, giving an estimate of March or April for returning to the practice court.
“Chances are slim [of a comeback], the competition is much stronger now,” Clarey added.
“But the love of the game burns brightly in him. And I know he wants to give it another try. But Federer has been laying the [foundations] for his career after tennis for a long time.”
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