Roger Federer releases heartbreaking comments on Wimbledon after coach’s bleak injury update

Roger Federer releases heartbreaking comments on Wimbledon after coach's bleak injury update

 

Roger Federer is unlikely to play at Wimbledon this year, according to coach Severin Luthi. The 40-year-old has endured injury issues in recent years, preventing him from challenging the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal for more Grand Slam glory. And that will be a cruel twist, especially with the Swiss maestro nearing the end of his career.

Federer has won 20 Grand Slams throughout his career, establishing himself as a tennis icon along the way.

Yet his future in the sport is currently in doubt, with the 40-year-old enduring injury issues that have stopped him from claiming more success.

 

Federer’s knee has caused him problems, with the veteran last appearing at Wimbledon last year where he was beaten by Hubert Hurkacz.

Now, coach Luthi has claimed the Swiss star is unlikely to play at Wimbledon this year amid his ongoing knee issues.

 

 

“At the moment, I don’t envisage him playing Wimbledon,” Luthi told Tages Anzeiger.

“I’m not someone who is saying it’s impossible. But I can’t imagine it right now.”

He added: “This week, to warm up, he will first hit some balls with Mirka.

“He’s still in the rehabilitation phase.

 

 

“Not only do the knee and leg muscles have to be built up, the whole body has to be strengthened. It’s a full conditioning program.”

For Federer, missing Wimbledon will be a crushing blow.

Especially when you consider what the 40-year-old has said about the Grand Slam and his love affair with the occasion over the years.

 

 

Federer won his first major back in 2003, beating Andy Roddick after overcoming Pete Sampras on his way to the final.

And he’s triumphed there on seven other occasions over the course of his career, too, with his last victory coming in 2017.

 

 

Roger Federer releases heartbreaking comments on Wimbledon after coach's bleak injury update

Federer is a poster boy of Wimbledon given all his success.

 

 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here