Roger Federer’s defeat in the Wimbledon quarter-finals against Hubert Hurkacz has left many question marks about the current condition of the Swiss champion. The Swiss suffered a new knee discomfort and was forced to forfeit the Tokyo Olympics and, almost certainly, to say goodbye to the gold medal dream in singles. Federer has however reassured his fans and specified that in the coming weeks he will work to arrive in the best possible conditions in the United States, where the US Open will also be played.
Darren Cahill talks about Roger Federer
“We hope Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal take it as a great challenge that Novak Djokovic managed to match their Grand Slam record by winning the last edition of the Wimbledon tournament,” said Darren Cahill, Simona Halep’s coach and former No. 22. of the ATP ranking in a recent interview with ESPN. “It didn’t seem like Federer’s farewell at Wimbledon, so we’ll have to see if the knee is still a problem for him. This will be the most important thing for him: to recover physically. If he manages to overcome this problem, I think he can still pose a threat to other players at the US Open, even when he turns 40 next August.” Cahill then talked about Federer’s Grand Slam possibilities, where matches are played at the best of all. five sets. “Wimbledon will always be his best chance. So, fingers crossed, because he will be back in London in 12 months and he will play his chances.” Federer has not announced his program for the American season, but it is easy to assume that he will participate at least one event, probably the Cincinnati Masters 1000, before the US Open starts, which will surely be his big focus. Recall that Nadal has also decided to focus on the last Grand Slam of the year after having given up on Wimbledon and the Olympics. The Spaniard will resume the ATP 500 tournament in Washington. Darren Cahill claimed that Rafael Nadal will do his best to stop Novak Djokovic at the US Open this year. “Nadal will try to stop Djokovic. If anyone can stop him, it’s him,” Cahill said. “Rafa loves to play in New York. He likes the playing conditions where the ball bounces high and he also had a lot of success there. He will first play in Cincinnati, Canada and Washington,” Cahill said. “He will prepare well on these hardcourts and he will be ready to take up the challenge, that of stopping Djokovic.”