In an increasingly troubling year for the world,2020 has finally brought some good news. Roger Federer has come forward to state that he has no intention of “retiring anytime soon”, and thus ending months of speculation and easing the furrowed brows of his millions of fans.
In 2020, Federer appeared at just one event, the Australian Open. He advanced to the semifinals, saving seven match points in a gripping quarterfinal comeback over Tennys Sandgren. Then No. 2 Novak Djokovic halted his Melbourne run, posting his sixth straight major victory over Federer dating back to 2014 Wimbledon.
But if Roger is to be believed -that wasn’t his last chance for redemption and glory at the Grand slams.
“I want to be on the court” claims the Swiss Maestro
The loss in 2008 Wimbledon’s” Greatest match of all time” and the subsequent nightmarish times or the year 2011 when Djoker rose like a phoenix to break the Fedal duopoly or his 2016 season when it seemed like the FedEx is gonna finally halt, all these times have been punctured with cries of his impending retirement. And all those times, FedEx has returned to quash all these rumors.
“I’m definitely not retiring now,” Federer said. “I trained last week, I should be on the court at the beginning of January.”
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“I feel that there is little left in me. I am doing well, it is a long process – not daily, but weekly.”Roger added.
Despite Federer’s desire to return, he also admitted he has really enjoyed the downtime he has had this year.
“I enjoy Switzerland, the last time I was at home for more than six weeks was when I was 16. It is more relaxed, not only for me but also for my children.” the great added.
Roger Federer and the Olympic dream-
One key motivating factor for Federer to make an epic comeback is the fact that 2021 is an Olympic year and Roger Federer, the great who has won everything that a tennis player could want still has one last piece of the jigsaw missing from his trophy cabinet-an Olympic gold.
Also high on his priority list would be another title at Wimbledon, the place where he became a legend at the age of 21. He came agonizingly close to achieving that in 2019 and would surely be looking to set his record straight.