Federer is out of Cincinnati

Nadal_King

Hall of Fame
I mean hasn't officially announced exit from Toronto so couldn't he make it like out for both but federer is done, longer he stretches I feel it doesn't fo anything good for him infact could ve a negative effect
 

gjm127

Professional
Strange, he practiced for 75 minutes yesterday. What's he preparing for if Cincinnati (and of course Toronto) are skipped?
 

weakera

G.O.A.T.
Can he at least show up to these events to wave to the crowd, maybe they can give him a ceremonial title like "Tennis Maestro Czar"
 

Jokervich

Hall of Fame
He's going to tumble down the rankings at this rate. He might even meet Djokovic or Nadal in the 2nd round of a slam next year if his ranking is low enough.
 

wangs78

Hall of Fame
When a 39yo who has been under the knife a few times recently says he’s out due to injury, it doesn’t really mean anything bc chances he’s never 100% healthy anymore anyway. So it could mean (1) he actually did aggravate his knee injury, (2) he’s healthy but doesn’t want to play Cincy where losing early would wipe out any confidence he might have going into the USO or (3) he’s healthy but doesn’t want to come to the US where Delta is rapidly spreading everywhere and there’s a solid chance there will be real risk with crowds in NY come September. So let’s just wait and see what happens before jumping to conclusions.
 

The Fedfather

Hall of Fame
Hopefully, this isn't as grim as it appeats. Like, if Federer decided on his retirement already, then it'd be good to know in advance. Easier to process than if he were just dragging the time now and then dropped the news at the last tournament.

But maybe that knee really just needs more time to play it safe, and we're reading too much into this.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
lol at this idiocy
He has literally said he wants to play for as long as he can on the tour as long as he is able to do so yet you think my statement is wrong? You think that he wouldn't continue to play into 2022 if he was 100% healthy? Because that is exactly what i am implying with my previous comment and you call it out which means you are firmly of the view that he would retire this year even if he was healthy and able to compete. Right?
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
The end seems to be now near.
Almost no chance of him playing the USO with no tune ups. He will probably just sit on the bench and cheer at Laver Cup as well. I think the end is indeed coming, perhaps by the end of the year. He turns 40 in 2 days, it's been a hell of a ride!
 

ForehandRF

Hall of Fame
Hopefully, this isn't as grim as it appeats. Like, if Federer decided on his retirement already, then it'd be good to know in advance. Easier to process than if he were just dragging the time now and then dropped the news at the last tournament.

But maybe that knee really just needs more time to play it safe, and we're reading too much into this.
I never thought that Fed's career will be this long tbh.Back in 2006-2007, I though that he will play till 31-32 because that was a normal retirement age back then :D
 

The Fedfather

Hall of Fame
I never thought that Fed's career will be this long tbh.Back in 2006-2007, I though that he will play till 31-32 because that was a normal retirement age back then :D
I know. :) He has literally incredible longevity. But well, it's going to be even more emotional because if this. Because there were more years to get strongly attached. Tears will be flowing when the journey really ends.
 

Sunny014

Legend
When a 39yo who has been under the knife a few times recently says he’s out due to injury, it doesn’t really mean anything bc chances he’s never 100% healthy anymore anyway. So it could mean (1) he actually did aggravate his knee injury, (2) he’s healthy but doesn’t want to play Cincy where losing early would wipe out any confidence he might have going into the USO or (3) he’s healthy but doesn’t want to come to the US where Delta is rapidly spreading everywhere and there’s a solid chance there will be real risk with crowds in NY come September. So let’s just wait and see what happens before jumping to conclusions.
Federer is the godfather of Cincinnati, there is no reason why he would lose early there unless he is actually injured.
 

Phoenix1983

G.O.A.T.
At this point, a retirement at the end of this year will not be surprising. Still hoping for a miraculous end though.
I'd like him to announce his last year on tour for 2022, and play the season until at least Wimbledon (and possibly Basel), for a deserved send off.

Retiring immediately at the end of this year would be a bit lame IMHO.
 
Yeah it doesn’t look good. I feel it’s unlikely he plays again this year to be honest. Whether he gives it one more go in 2022 remains to be seen. I feel he might retire at the end of this year though.
 
Yeah it doesn’t look good. I feel it’s unlikely he plays again this year to be honest. Whether he gives it one more go in 2022 remains to be seen. I feel he might retire at the end of this year though.
He has the Laver Cup scheduled for September. They are charging up to 3000k per ticket already in Boston. He has to play that event... He needs to play that event. He must play that event...
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
I'd like him to announce his last year on tour for 2022, and play the season until at least Wimbledon (and possibly Basel), for a deserved send off.

Retiring immediately at the end of this year would be a bit lame IMHO.
Let him in based on ranking. Wimbledon is not a pity party.
 
there probably won't be any AO 2022 with the way they locking their people up over there.
Yep, I'm afraid so. If AO isn't moved somewhere else in a more covid relaxed area, that event is not happening in Melbourne next year. Big disarray currently in Australia regarding covid, covid rules, the official zero covid strategy, the lockdowns, and what else not. Lots of people down under not happy with the way the state governments are handling the whole covid situation tbh. :(
 

rUDin 21

Professional
I'd like him to announce his last year on tour for 2022, and play the season until at least Wimbledon (and possibly Basel), for a deserved send off.

Retiring immediately at the end of this year would be a bit lame IMHO.
I'm not 100% sure but i think he said in a interview a couple of years ago that he doesn't want to have farewell at every tournament he enters through the year.

If he is thinking of retiring,he will probably announce it like a month before.
 
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