Boris Becker: “I doubt Roger Federer will play Wimbledon 2022”

Novak Djokovic met his predictions on the eve of winning the Wimbledon tournament for the sixth time in his career. The 2021 edition of the Championships was also a crossroads for the future of Roger Federer, who cannot be completely satisfied at the end of the two weeks in London.

It is true that the Swiss champion reached the quarter-finals, an excellent result at almost 40 years old and after two operations, but at the beginning he had risked a lot against Adrian Mannarino. Without the unfortunate incident that occurred to the Frenchman, we do not know if King Roger would have managed to take home the victory.

To this must be added the clear defeat at the hands of Hubert Hurkacz, who highlighted all the current shortcomings of the 20-time Grand Slam champion. The 39-year-old from Basel even suffered a bagel in the third set, leaving Center Court with his head down and a frown. In a recent interview, Boris Becker explained that it may indeed have been Federer’s last performance on Church Road.

Becker is pessimistic about Roger Federer’s future

Becker said: “I have a feeling he won’t be returning to Wimbledon next summer, especially after what happened in the quarter-finals. I think it was a huge shock to him.” The six-time Grand Slam champion believes Roger Federer expected a lot more from this London campaign. He added: “I think Roger arrived at Wimbledon thinking everything was going according to plan.

He had recovered from his knee problems, he had used the clay to get back in shape and recover confidence to reach the bottom of the Champioships. I don’t think he showed up in London with the thought of retirement in his head, but now he might consider it. The way he lost to Hubert Hurkacz changed things.”

The Swiss questioned his presence at the Tokyo Olympics, but confirmed his intention to continue playing. Further communications are expected in the coming days.