One of the true legends of tennis, Roger Federer, will not return to the game until 2021, the AFP revealed today, June 10. Having sealed 21 Grand Slam singles titles, Federer is most certainly one of the most prominent names in the game, as tennis rankings show. Whenever there have been a match featuring the player, the tennis odds have always favored him.
The question now is whether the 38-year-old Swiss tennis player legend can bounce back after the seemingly devastating news that he would have to cut short what is a winning streak. On the upside, the tennis world, just like many other is on a hiatus, meaning that Federer has a lot of time to fully recuperate and bring back his A game.
Federer most recently sealed a Grand Slam victory during the 2018 Australian Open. Commenting on the most recent developments, the professional player admitted that he had made a mistake in the initial rehabilitation, being too eager to return and play.
However, Federer seems buoyant about what is to come. Sports fans who love to bet on tennis online certainly will look forward to his return and if Federer is saying he can pull through this setback, then this is most certainly the case.
Addressing fans on Twitter, Federer admitted that he would miss fans dearly, but that he would do his best to return at the start of the 2021 season, which will be a reason for cheerfulness among tennis aficionados who have watched and follow the game for years now.
Will Federer Retire?
Always greeting fans and fellow players with a smile, some have suggested that this may be the “wake up call” Federer would need to finally withdraw from the game. Yet, the player really doesn’t seem like he’s calling it quits.
His last match this year was on January 30 during the Australian Open semi-finals, but he lost this one to Novak Djokovic who has been one of the biggest challenges Federer has met in his career. Overall, Federer has 103 single titles, an impressive track record for any player, and he is still determined to continue playing as much as he can.
He will be 40 when the 2021 season ends, which means that he is also one of the longest-playing tennis pros out there. Most of his successes have been attributed to the fact that he has never actually had a clumsy playing style.
His technique has been pitch-perfect, allowing him to “glide” softly through any terrain and make the most of each match. He previously suffered an accident that left him injured while running a bath for his daughters and had to undergo a surgery. That happened back in 2016, but since that time he has complained about some issues.
Of course, for anyone who has played tennis for as long as he has, it’s understandable why he will start showing some injuries. Even Djokovic himself has had to leave a few games in progress.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.