Roger Federer, the record time Grand slam winner announced his extraction from the Tokyo Olympics 2020. This news came out just days after he was shockingly knocked at the quarter-final at Wimbledon. The 8-time Wimbledon Champion announced on Twitter that he was “greatly disappointed” from missing out on the Olympics.
Federer posted on Twitter and said: “During the grass season, I, unfortunately, experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games.”
The grass king did not have a great year. He made his return in the Doha Open, where things did not go good for him and he suffered a loss in the 2nd round. He was then defeated in the first round in the Geneva Open.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 13, 2021
The 20-time grand slam winner announced that he will not participate in the French Open. The announcement came because he wanted to make himself fit and fully available for the Wimbledon. However, things did not turn out well for the former no. 1.
The 39 years old did not have the best of campaigns in Wimbledon as well. He could only make his way into the quarter-finals. The Swiss star was defeated by 14th seed H.Hurkacz. The Singapore star was the better among the two and defeated Federer in three straight sets with a score of 6-3, 7-6(7-4), 6-0.
Roger Federer’s Performance at the Olympics?
The Champ suffered a quarter-final exit from the Beijing Olympics 2008 at the hands of the then 8th seed James Blake. Federer was defeated by a score of 6-4, 7-6(7-2) by the American player.
Things turned out for him pretty well at the London Olympics 2012. He played exceptionally well but had to settle for a silver. The Swiss Star was defeated by Sir Andy Murray in the finals by a score of 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.
What’s next for Roger Federer?
Roger Federer suffered a shocking defeat in the Wimbledon Quater Finals. His performance this year has not been up to the mark looking at a player of his standards. The Grass king will now mainly focus on his return to the court post-injury and set the bars high once again neglecting the age factor.
The competition is also getting tougher day by day with new talents set to conquer the courts. So for Roger to tell everyone why he is the special one, he will have to work harder than everyone. While one cannot deny the age factor in his performance, Federer looks confident of proving his critics wrong.