Roger Federer will play Wimbledon 2020

Roger Federer will play until 2021 - at least

After the cancellation of Wimbledon, a statement by Roger Federer suggests that he will also play on the tennis tour in 2021.

Shortly after Wimbledon announced the cancellation of this year's tournament due to the corona pandemic, Roger Federer also spoke up. The record winner at Wimbledon (eight titles) wrote on Twitter that he was devastated. In addition to Wimbledon, the lawn tournament in Halle / Westphalia was canceled, where the 38-year-old Swiss won ten titles and wanted to get back on the tour in February after his knee operation.

Devastated https://t.co/Fg2c1EuTQYpic.twitter.com/cm1wE2VwIp

- Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 1, 2020

Roger Federer: "I'm looking forward to my return to Halle"

The cancellation of Wimbledon also means that Federer's best chance of the 21st Grand Slam title has vanished into thin air. The big question is whether the “Maestro” wants to make a new attempt at Wimbledon in 2021, shortly before his 40th birthday. In a statement issued by the lawn tournament in Halle / Westphalia after their tournament was canceled, Federer announced: “We are going through difficult times, but we will emerge stronger from them. I am already looking forward to returning to Halle next year. Stay healthy! ”So this means that Federer would like to be there in Halle / Westphalia in 2021 - and then certainly also in Wimbledon. Because in his Instagram story he let it be known: “I'm already looking forward to coming back next year. This time only makes us more grateful for our sport! "

Making sure I still remember how to hit trick shots # TennisAtHomepic.twitter.com / DKDKQTaluY

- Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) March 30, 2020

Two days before the cancellation at Wimbledon, the Swiss was in a good mood and obviously well recovered from his knee operation. In a short video on social media, the 38-year-old presented his tricks on a ball wall - in snowy Switzerland. René Stammbach, President of the Swiss Tennis Association, assumes that Federer will also serve at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which have been postponed to 2021. “In any case, we will do everything we can to ensure that he does that. Besides, he didn't have his knee operated on for free or just for hiking, ”Stammbach told the Swiss daily Look.