“I don’t believe Roger Federer will return,” says renowned tennis biographer and journalist

Roger Federer made a brief return to the ATP Tour in 2021. He made three rounds of Roland Garros and reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, before taking another long break due to injury, a break that is ongoing. He had to undergo another knee surgery which, while successful, raised questions about his ability to continue at an elite level.


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The most recent asker of the inevitable question is acclaimed New York Times journalist and sports columnist Christopher Clarey. Author of “The Master: The Brilliant Career of Roger Federer,” Clarey recently expressed doubts about Federer’s potential return to the field.


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Christopher Clarey on Roger Federer’s retirement

Clarey recently gave her take on Roger Federer’s retirement. In an interview when asked, “When will Federer retire?

The journalist responded, “I don’t think he’ll be back on the track (after another knee surgery). This is a guess. I believe he will realize, during his rehabilitation process, that times have changed. The new ones have arrived. He has a lot to do in his life. At 40, what else are you going to conquer on the circuit?

DOHA, QATAR – MARCH 11: Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts to his quarterfinal loss to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili during the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on March 11, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mohamed Farag / Getty Images)

Fans of the Swiss Maestro are desperately waiting to see if a returning Federer can match his previous levels. Clarey poured cold water on these dreams as he continued“He might even come back, but it will be a slow and difficult comeback. I don’t think he can win more Grand Slam tournaments. And I think you won’t be happy if you don’t have a chance to win. these tournaments.

In August 2021, Christopher Clarey published Federer’s biography, “The Master: The Brilliant Career of Roger Federer”.

Update on Federer’s injury


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The legendary Swiss player recently made a notable appearance at the 2021 Laver Cup. Federer received a warm welcome from the crowd in Boston. During the Laver Cup, the Maestro revealed positive news regarding his knee injury.

September 21, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland: RAFAEL NADAL speaks with the media after his match with. Mr. Raonic at the Laver Cup tennis event in Geneva, Switzerland. (Credit Image: © Christopher Levy / ZUMA Wire)

Roger Federer has admitted he is in a good position at the moment, but the Swiss will take a few more months to fully recover. He noted, “I took the time and, I don’t know, I’m just really in a good position. I am very happy.”


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Obviously, the 20-time Grand Slam champion is quite optimistic about his return to the ATP Tour. Federer is currently tied with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for most Grand Slam titles, at 20. What do you think, who will get the 21st Grand Slam title first?


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