With a simple word, Roger Federer summed up his state before the cancellation of Wimbledon by coronavirus, the first big one that assumes that It will not take place in 2020. “Devastated”, wrote the Swiss on his social networks, very affected because the British tournament is the one that has given him the most glory throughout his spectacular career.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 1, 2020
In a way, Wimbledon is for Federer what for Rafael Nadal is Roland Garros. In London, the Swiss genius has provided the most beautiful moments in tennis history. This year he had already given up on touring the European land after having surgery on his right knee and Wimbledon was going to be his main objective of the course.
Federer will be August 8 39 years, so he runs out of options to keep adding Grand Slam tournaments. He is 20, one more than Nadal and three more than Djokovic, and he wanted in 2020 to forget the nightmare of last year’s Wimbledon final, in which he let out two championship points before giving in to Djokovic.
If he continued to be active, Federer would arrive in Wimbledon in 2021 on the brink of 40 years, an age with which no tennis player in history has managed to win a Grand Slam. The oldest was Australian Ken Rosewall, at 37 years and two months