For Roger Federer, the retirement sapproche great - The Point

tennis fans may shake. Roger Federer might soon be permanently exit the short. The record-holder of victories in the grand slam no longer really illusions, the

For Roger Federer, the retirement sapproche great - The Point

tennis fans may shake. Roger Federer might soon be permanently exit the short. The record-holder of victories in the grand slam no longer really illusions, the result of his long career, even if he keeps the strength to fight even a little bit. "The hour comes and I know that the circuit is going to miss me. It would have been easy to take my retirement now, but I want to continue to give me a chance to enjoy tennis ", he entrusted to the German newspaper Zeit Magazin.

last June, it announced that it had put an end to his season 2020 after an arthroscopy of the right knee. He had undergone a similar operation in the beginning of the year, before declaring package for Roland-Garros to the chagrin of fans of dirt. "The rehabilitation is going well. I'll take my time to get back in shape ", he says to the German daily. The tennis player is also customary for the past few years of intense pain at the back which have caused him to miss several competitions.

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Durability unique

Roger Federer is now 39 years of age and was until now shown a durability to any test. If it is no longer the tennis player almost unbeatable for a few years, it is still preserved, to the point of hanging on to the top 5 in the world. There are some weeks still, at the time of the cancellation of Wimbledon because of the coronavirus, the swiss champion said in a press release : "I look forward to coming back next year. Everything that is currently happening will only reinforce our love for our sport. "

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During the confinement, he had even issued a challenge to his fans entitled the "wall challenge" : the aim was to do the greatest number of ends on a wall with a ball and a racket. In 2017, after having been away for six months of the tennis to treat his knee, he had made a return to thunderous pocketing consecutively the Australian Open, the Masters 1 000 of Indian Wells and Miami, to finish in style by winning on his turf fetish of Wimbledon.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 14:33

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