Eliminated at Wimbledon: Roger Federer
After the quarter-final at Wimbledon, it was the 1526th game of his career, Roger Federer leaves his future as a tennis professional open: “I have to think about whether it was that good.”
Nafter losing games, he usually doesn’t take much time. Put down bags, put on a fresh jacket, a little water on his face, and he’s on the podium at the press conference. This time, on the first Wednesday in July 2021, it was different. More than 70 minutes passed before Roger Federer appeared in Wimbledon’s interview room after his defeat by the Poland Hubert Hurkacz, and the time was long enough to ponder the one crucial question.
Was that it? After everything that was known about Federer, and after everything he had said again and again, it was unlikely that he would announce, like Boris Becker, after a defeat against Pete Sampras at Wimbledon, that it would be his last game. That’s not what Federer does, right?