Roger Federer: ‘I’m looking forward to the next 40 and spending…’

Roger Federer’s 2021 didn’t go the way he himself and his fans would have liked. Not only did the Swiss phenomenon fail to repeat the miracle of 2017, but it was immediately clear how far it was from 100% of the condition. The former world number 1 has played a pittance of 13 official matches this season, collecting the best results at Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Favored by a not impossible draw, the 40-year-old from Basel reached the quarterfinals on Church Road, where he surrendered clearly to the Polish Hubert Hurkacz on Center Court. That still remains King Roger’s last appearance on a tennis court, given his decision to forgo the Tokyo Olympics and have his right knee operated for the third time. His return will not take place before 2022, as long as the physicist grants him yet another return. During a long interview with the microphones of ‘GQ Magazine’, the Maestro explained that he did not want to put any pressure on himself at this stage of his life.

Federer is happy with the way his career panned out

After a difficult loss to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon this year, Swiss Maestro Roger Federer announced his decision to put an end to his 2021 season and informed fans about a third knee surgery he was bound to undergo. “Right now, my life’s in a really good place with my wife, my four children. I mean, my girls are already 12. I was 28 when I had them, and then my boys are seven now. So, I mean, look, we have a wonderful life and I can’t complain. In regards to the tour, I mean, these extra rounds of it that I’m doing, for many years, this is all a bonus for me. So now I’m looking forward to the next 40 and spending some more time with friends and my family because that’s also one thing I’ve clearly missed the past year,” concluded the Swiss star. The Swiss maestro has featured in 31 Grand Slam finals, 12 of which were at Wimbledon. He has lost four title clashes at the All England Club, but according to the Swiss, this year’s relatively early exit was even more painful than a defeat in a final. “Obviously, it’s always hard leaving a court after losing at Wimbledon earlier than a final… When you reach a final, there’s a trophy ceremony, there’s more to it, but when you lose earlier, well, you pack your stuff and you go and, at that point, the stage is your winning opponent’s, in my mind, not yours. So that was important for me to give that one to Hubert [Hurkacz], obviously, as quickly as possible,” Federer said.