Roger Federer hints he could retire after missing out on Wimbledon

Roger Federer has dropped the biggest hint yet that he may be about to end his tennis career. The 20-time Grand Slam champion was forced to miss Wimbledon this year with a knee injury and hasn’t played a competitive match since last year’s tournament at the All England Club.

Prior to Wimbledon this year, Federer had played at every edition of the SW19 tournament since his first appearance in 1999. But the 40-year-old was only able to show his face as a spectator this time around as he donned a smart suit for watching the action on the first Sunday of the tournament.

Federer’s last Grand Slam success came in early 2018 when he lifted the Australian Open trophy in Melbourne. And in recent years he has been plagued by a persistent knee problem that has forced him to go under the knife three times.

The ace has missed seven of the last nine major tournaments because of this problem. And he has now hinted he would be happy away from tennis.

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Federer used his time away from the pitch to spend more time at home. And he revealed he enjoyed the luxury of staying in one place longer. “The tennis itinerary was sometimes excessive, especially since it had to be organized for the children as well,” added the ace.

“It’s nice to have a break now, and for them too, although they miss the trip. But I can honestly say that I am very happy at home and it is a great advantage that I can now make an appointment for a Tuesday morning in three weeks. Sometimes we miss traveling around the world and, of course, I miss sports too, but also feeling life at home in a way, let’s say normal, is also good.

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