German Veteran Boris Becker has opined Roger Federer still has the best chance of going far at Wimbledon. The six-time Grand Slam title winner described the Swiss Maestro as an absolute icon of tennis.
In the recent Eurosport podcast: the Yellow of the Ball, the three-time Wimbledon Champion said that the 20-time Grand Slam title winner does not make any blunder in choosing tournaments at this moment. And he expressed that the 39-year-old from Basel deserves an excellent conclusion to his career.
“I hope that Federer doesn’t make the mistake of playing a lot of tournaments now, for the devil. He is an absolute icon and has lifted tennis to another star. And only Federer needs a good end to his career,” Boris Becker said. (Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
Boris Becker Shares His Thoughts On Roger Federer’s Comeback
Federer has won 8 out of 20 his Grand Slam titles at the SW19. And Swiss has always been a big favourite to wear a crown whenever competing at the Championships. Boris Becker also believes that Roger Federer still has a better chance to claim one more title at Wimbledon.
The 53-year-old German continued, “From my point of view, Wimbledon is the Grand Slam tournament where he still has the best chance of going far.”
Following back-to-back knee surgeries, Federer made his comeback at the Qatar Open 2021 last month. Roger won his opening encounter against British Dan Evans in the three sets, but Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvil defeated him in the quarterfinal.
Boris Becker also explained that he saw Roger’s sporting spirit while playing on the hardcourt in Doha, and healing is moderate at the declining years.
“The sporty feel is there, the feeling for the ball too, but you recover more slowly in old age,” Becker added. Boris also stated that Federer was “one step slower” in his defeat in Doha.