The nightmare continues for world tennis legend Roger Federer and all his passionate tennis fans. The Swiss champion has announced through social networks that he will remain stationary for several months and that he will be forced to a new operation.
Roger will consequently be absent from the circuit for several months and the hopes of a return to the field to play are very low. A cold shower for all the fans of the Swiss champion who hoped to see him again on the pitch at Flushing Meadows to end the season at the US Open and who now risk never seeing him again on the pitch.
A day that becomes sad for all tennis fans and especially for fans of the Swiss champion. The situation is not yet defined but the third knee surgery in a year and a half does nothing but worry and keep all the fans of the Swiss champion anxious.
It is only obvious to specify it but the season of the champion of twenty Grand Slam titles ends here, he definitely misses the chance to see him at the US Open. With a video in some ways moving Roger Federer, also very excited, explained his physical condition and explained that he will try to return to the court but that it will not be easy at all.
A complicated situation that arose months ago. After the Australian Open 2020 Roger Federer was forced to undergo a double surgery, a situation that forced him to remain stationary for over thirteen months and that saw him return to the field only this year.
Federer was absent for some time and this year despite some interesting appearances at Roland Garros and Wimbledon he never showed excellent physical condition, now it is clear that the problems were not completely solved and his career is now at strong risk.
His last match, given the recent forfeits at the Tokyo Olympics, was the Quarterfinal at Wimbledon where he lost in three sets to the Polish Hubert Hurkacz and who saw him in clear difficulty especially in the third set of the tournament.
Here is the video that sees the Swiss champion tell about his problems:
Roger Federer's parents praised their son
A few days before his 40th birthday, Roger Federer's parents Robert and Lynette gave a nice interview to Blick magazine.
His dad Robert said: "Roger Federer looks a lot like me physically. I think he has inherited many traits from me, it is so evident" Then Mom Lynette intervened: "From meshe probably received the discipline and the desire to move.
Perhaps also his talent for hitting the ball." Not even his parents imagined seeing him still on the court at 40. Lynette said: "He has always followed his instinct and his love for sport. In addition, his physique has held up quite well despite the repeated stresses of the past 25 years."
Robert Federer's father added about his amazing son: "It's great that he still lives for tennis. He tried very hard to recover his condition after knee operations, I found it truly admirable. Roger continues to live his dream, we respect him without ever getting too much in the way."
Lynette also said: "Roger Federer has always been a fun, active guy who had lots of friends around him. It was immediately evident that he wanted to play sports. It didn't matter who he was. Skateboarding, biking, ping pong or squash, he just liked to move.
It was not an obligation for him unlike many other children, he did it with pleasure. People have always been amazed by his exceptional talent and naturalness with which hit the ball from a very young age. However, we never imagined such a success."
His father Robert added: "We never had the thought that he was going to be a champion of the sport. We always behaved normally, letting things run as smoothly as possible." The next months for Roger Federer will be crucial after giving up the Masters 1000 in Toronto and Cincinnati.
The former world number 1 suffered a knee relapse during the grass season, having had to give up the Tokyo Olympics and the dream of winning the gold medal in singles. His participation in the last Grand Slam of 2021, the US Open, seems far from obvious, considering that the King has played only five tournaments this year.
Several fans and insiders believe that the 20-time Grand Slam champion is seriously thinking about retiring, thanks to a physicist who doesn't want to leave him alone. The Swiss legend played his last match at Wimbledon, where he surrendered in the quarter-finals to a wild Hubert Hurkacz.
The bagel handed to him by the Pole in the third set had alarmed his countless fans, who had never seen him so helpless on Center Court.