Roger Federer’s tournament in Wimbledon ended in the quarter-finals with the Swiss tennis player, winner 8 times on London grass, forced to surrender clearly in three sets against the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, authentic ruler of the match. What impressed the experts was the third set where Hurkacz continued to dominate and Federer gave up completely, a run that even ended up 6-0, which is very rare against the twenty-time winner of Grand Slam titles. Despite this it must be said that Roger Federer’s tournament did not go unnoticed: in a month the Swiss champion will turn 40 but despite this and despite the fact that the last two years have been studded with injuries and pandemics, Roger Federer is managed to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament, a result that is far from certain especially after seeing his latest performances, both in Geneva and in Halle.
Toni Nadal reflects on Roger Federer
In his latest column for El Pais, Toni Nadal weighed in on Roger Federer’s defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon quarterfinals and what the future holds for the Swiss. “It is clear that for both Roger and Rafa, their respective defeats are somewhat more harrowing than in any other setting,” Toni Nadal wrote in his column. “And, hence the tone of the Swiss in the press conference that followed the match against the Pole, who not only eliminated him from the British Grand Slam but also did so with a resounding result.” Toni added that Federer “did well” by giving a non-committal answer regarding his future, as he needed to discuss the situation with his team. “When asked by journalists if that had been his last match on the grass in London, Federer did not clear up the unknowns. He expressed his need to value and think, and I think he did well,” Toni wrote. Federer is an eight-time Wimbledon champion, he looked far from his dominant self this year at Wimbledon. While the Swiss star lost in straight sets to upstart Hubert Hurkacz, the most shocking part was the last set, where Federer was on the receiving end of a rare bagel. While the 39-year-old isn’t getting any younger, the tour continues to be more demanding for players. After suffering an upset defeat at his most successful Grand Slam, Federer seems most likely to miss the Tokyo Olympics. Should Federer ultimately decide against participating in Tokyo, he will join a list of famed stars doing the same. This list includes 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, and fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka. In addition, Serena Williams and Simona Halep will also not take part in Tokyo later this month.