The last match between Mannarino and Roger Federer: “He was in trouble”

Adrian Mannarino discussed his Wimbledon 2021 encounter with Roger Federer. When he had a two sets to one lead, the Frenchman suffered a major knee injury. In reality, Mannarino remembered: “In the opening round of Wimbledon 2021, I beat Roger Federer in a fantastic match.

Federer was clearly struggling physically and did not move as usual; he was far from his best. I was seriously injured in the fourth set, and that accident also had an impact on the months that followed, not to mention that I lost that match. However, I felt really good on the field and realized that Roger was very far from 100%.

Ivan Ljubicic recently disclosed that the King’s knee could no longer withstand the pressure: “When Roger resumed the circuit last year, he was never at 100%. There was not a single event or training in which everything was perfect.”

At the Laver Cup, Roger Federer‘s season began and ended.

Roger Federer declared that the Laver Cup will be his final ATP competition in a letter that was published on Instagram on September 15. The exhibition he founded, which was shown at the O2 Arena in London from September 23 to 25, was welcomed by the Swiss phenomenon.

On Friday, September 23, the former world number one played his final match alongside his longtime rival Rafael Nadal, who was unable to control his tears at the ceremony that followed. At age 41, the King made a valiant effort to get back in shape, but his knee did not improve.

The resonance he went through in July of last year showed no more advancement. The Basel Master soon knew it was over and began considering how to declare its conclusion. Last year, the 20-time Grand Slam champion made a cautious comeback, playing just 13 official matches before quitting once more after Wimbledon.