Severin Luthi said Roger Federer will do everything possible to take the court one last time. He explained: “We haven’t decided anything about the Laver Cup yet. I followed Roger Federer’s training last week and we will be back on the pitch in a few days.
We are working so that Roger can play. It is not yet clear if he will do the singular or the double, we will establish it later. Federer wants to be with his teammates and try to play. He doesn’t want to put himself above the Laver Cup, but I think there will be goosebumps moments.”
Severin then explained the reasons for the retirement: “He simply has not made enough progress. He is 41 and has been on the circuit for a very long time, has played over 1500 games. His retirement is a combination of these factors.
People shouldn’t be. only sad, but also happy for all the emotions they felt thanks to Roger. ”
Will Roger Federer be able to play one last game before retiring?
This is the question all tennis fans ask themselves.
On Thursday 15 September, the former world number 1 announced his decision to hang his racket at the age of 41. The Swiss phenomenon has tried in every way to get back in shape, but has not made enough progress in the last year.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion had undergone yet another operation in 2021, hoping to treat himself to one last ride in 2023. When he increased the intensity of his workouts, the King realized that his body was no longer responding to commands and that it made no sense to insist.
The last two and a half years have been a real ordeal for the Maestro, unable to play as and as much as he would have liked. There were just 13 official matches played in 2021, with a balance of nine wins and four defeats.
The 41-year-old from Basel will say goodbye to professional tennis at the end of the Laver Cup, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena from 23-25 September.