Boris Becker Cast Doubt On Federer Playing Wimbledon Ever Again

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
Straight from Boris' mouth, before his upcoming september bankruptcy trial which could send him to jail : https://www.ubitennis.net/2021/07/boris-becker-cast-doubt-on-federer-playing-wimbledon-ever-again/

Published 2 days ago on 14/07/2021


“I think Roger arrived here thinking everything was pretty much going to his plan, which was to recover from his knee problems, get fit on the clay and put himself in a strong position to go very deep at SW19. I don’t believe that he came here deliberating when the best time is to retire, but he may well be doing so now. The manner of his defeat to Hubert Hurkacz changed things,” Becker commented.
“There is a hesitancy on my part to suggest what he should do because one thing I learned is that in tennis you are ultimately on your own. You can be supported and have all the off-court help but the sport puts you in the situation where you are alone out there. It is mentally very challenging and only he will know how losing that 6-0 set really felt.
 

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
Boris usually gets his predictions right, as he recently stated Rafa wasn't the same force as 8 months ago and thus could lose at RG.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
Boris usually gets his predictions right, as he recently stated Rafa wasn't the same force as 8 months ago and thus could lose at RG.
Boris is a truth-teller.

Wimbledon should be strictly reserved for the Top 128 players in the world.
Fed should not be allowed to play out of pity. If he qualifies based on ranking points and merit, fine, let him play. Otherwise he needs to accept the fact that the Hurbert loss was his last Wimbledon match. And there is no disgrace in that. Wimbledon is not the place to be throwing pity parties for arrogant fading former champions.
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
Boris is a truth-teller.

Wimbledon should be strictly reserved for the Top 128 players in the world.
Fed should not be allowed to play out of pity. If he qualifies based on ranking points and merit, fine, let him play. Otherwise he needs to accept the fact that the Hurbert loss was his last Wimbledon match. And there is no disgrace in that. Wimbledon is not the place to be throwing pity parties for arrogant fading former champions.
The ATP/ITF hierarchy will listen to you, o wise sage, and eliminate all protected rankings and wild cards from every draw.

It’s funny how you drone on about fedr but didn’t say a peep about The Challenger King Rendy Lu showing up and cashing a check for winning not one round. He got in despite his now #625 world ranking. Or, how about the “pity party” thrown for Andy Murray? Ban these celebrations of past accomplishments, even if the player was able to beat a current 2x 2021 ATP tournament champion!

#ProfessorRaulForTennisCzar
 

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
The intriguing part in this Hurkacz defeat was he came in injured already in the match: he never showed any prior good form and was off right from the start.

Then he probably made it even worse as the game ensued. But of course he's never going to peep a sound about it.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Would have been easy for Jimmy Connors to call it quits in late 1989 and during 1990. Yet he persisted, and his 1991 US Open run to the semi finals added an extra dimension to his legacy.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Kind of a nothingburger quote innit? Unless merely suggesting the possibility that a player won't be back when he's nearly 41 is offensive.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
There are those who cannot stand it when their best form, or good form, deserts them, and want out early. Then there are those who love competing first and foremost, whether their form is awesome or not very good, and they will stay out there playing for as long as possible. Roddick belongs to the former, Hewitt to the latter.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
There are those who cannot stand it when their best form, or good form, deserts them, and want out early. Then there are those who love competing first and foremost, whether their form is awesome or not very good, and they will stay out there playing for as long as possible. Roddick belongs to the former, Hewitt to the latter.
Tommy Robredo…still grinding on the Challenger circuit.
 
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