One week after turning 40, Roger Federer announced that he will undergo his third knee operation in the last 18 months and will be a long time away from the tracks. Not as expected, once he had renounced the Olympic Games and came manifesting his concern for how things marched after the serious physical mishap that has only allowed him to play 13 games this season, the message does not lose an apex of his impact.
We are before the banner of the winner of 20 titles of the Grand Slam. Federer will try to recover as best as possible, with the limitations of his age, to organize a farewell according to the extraordinary card acquired over more than two decades playing tennis as nobody ever did. Beyond the acquired advertising commitments, he does not want me to be like that of him last game of him the defeat suffered in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon against Polish Hubert Hurkacz: 6-3, 7-6 (4) and 6-0 .
Federer disappears Sine Die while Nadal faces uncertain moments by the injury in the scaphoid of the left foot. He has only played two games since he lost with Djokovic at the semifinals of Roland Garros and his drop in Toronto and Cincinnati opens enough doubts about his participation in the United States Open, which begins on 30. It is not a mishap Minor, but about the chronic ailment that was about to compromise his professional career makes more than three lustrians. Nadal's case is not comparable to Federer. At 35, and after a season in which, although without the authority of yesteryear, it has been again competitive, particularly on clay, has better arguments to fight in that race to add the twenty-fired Major, already converted into a body Body with Djokovic.
The Serbian, which is still Favorite to square in New York the four great in one year and thus rise to 21, has not maintained the martial passage with which he walked until he raised the cup in Paris. The unfortunate step of him by the games remains credit. Zverev won gold in Tokyo. Medvedev beat Toronto. On Sunday we will have champion at Cincinnati. Hold out an open US Open.Updated Date: 16 August 2021, 20:51