Roger Federer Quarter-Final Press Conference | Wimbledon 2021

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer faced the media on day nine of The Championships 2021, where he reflected of his quarter-final exit and answered questions on his future...

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Charles Mendias
Charles Mendias:
Why retire? He made it to quarterfinals and Zverev, Tsitsipas and Medvedev didn't!
Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas:
I've been watching Federer for his entire professional career, and feel sincerely grateful to have witnessed this phenomenal player both live and on the screen.
One of the truly sustaining things about Roger Federer is he handles his losses better than we do :)
Alex Doe
Alex Doe:
QF was a good achievement for Roger this year after the recovery process. Chin up, Go Roger !
At his age, reaching the quarterfinals of a slam and not playing full schedule is an achievement. I mean in reality we all know that he cannot play at his best forever. That 2017 comeback was a surprise and i still hope that he'll surprise us one more time
RG 4R, Wimby QF. After 18 months without playing and two knee surgeries. Great results, a top 10 level accomplishment. Sonegos match stated what he’s capable of.
Brown Potato
Brown Potato:
Roger's self awareness is perfect as always, theres more to being the crowd favourite than just being good.
Julian Layton
Julian Layton:
He reaches the Quarter-Finals of Wimbledon at the age of 39 after having surgery and only having a few matches under his belt this season. That's still extraordinary considering how many players fail to get to the QFs at all during their careers. That's no small feat.
Considering his early elimination at Halle, at his age, coming after a long break after nursing an injury, a quarter final run at Wimbledon is indeed a very good achievement. Unfortunately, for a legend like Roger that is looking as a disappointment because his fanatical fans consider him a super human who can perform miracles at will rather than look realistically. Let us appreciate what this man is doing so splendidly well considering both natural and physical challenges and enjoy his aesthetic and effortless tennis as long as it comes because there will not be another Roger.
Romain Nosbaum
Romain Nosbaum:
Classy man, no bitterness, very sincere.
It’s part of the game…
Let him play. Why does he need to retire? He's reached the QFs in his first attempt after a year away, two knee surgeries and at 39yrs age! This performance alone shows what he's capable of, had he got more match practise since Sep last year. He had a poor match and just needs to be patient with the body just as his game kept improving with each match both at RG (R4) and here at Wimby (QF)! He clearly has enough skill to play at the top and win.
Roger Federer... One of the most exceptional players and a shining example of a true sportsman.
Elizabeth S. Hunt
Elizabeth S. Hunt:
He's so polite. He always says "hi" back to the journalists. His answers are always complete and comprehensive. A polished gentleman!
The eloquency of Fed is incredible. The way he goes about explaining the events or the process of what he did, is just fabulous articulation.
Credit to Roger for elevating even terrible press questions, ha.
Alexander Heyns
Alexander Heyns:
I'm glad he realises how much we love him
Aditya Gupta
Aditya Gupta:
He made the qf when no. 2 and no. 4 seed couldn’t even make it. He made it to the qf after 2 knee surgeries, after 2 years off the court and after playing only a handful number of matches before coming to the wimbledon. He’ll be back guys even better and stronger.
Curt Devine
Curt Devine:
I hate it when Federer sounds this sad.
Amrith Shanbhag
Amrith Shanbhag:
I haven’t been this heartbroken in a while.
ayush kumar
ayush kumar:
Form is temporary, class is permanent 👍👍
Jutta Fitzmaurice
Jutta Fitzmaurice:
What a gentleman. Patiently answering repetitive questions. After watching Roger Federer since his beginnings, he will always be my favourite. At my age, nearly 80, I have seen many good players, but no one else tugs at my heartstrings like he does.
The Adventures
The Adventures:
This man made it to quarter finals after a double knee injury. Give him a break he will be back stronger
Ronaldo Sanchez
Ronaldo Sanchez:
Don’t lose hope fans. Even Fed himself doesn’t conclusively know where his game can get to at this POINT In TIME. He might not get beyond this level. Or He might return to a level to contend. I want the latter. He also said that his mind knows what he wants to do tactically and creatively. But he just can’t execute for whatever reason. My guess is He needs more matches. And our ongoing support! Fed fan through thick and thin here.
Lol those journalist asking the same questions over and over. Respect for Roger's patients with them.
Regular Mouse
Regular Mouse:
Lol he made a quarter final at age 39 after a extremely long break, mofos act like he got first rounded
🙏🏻 he carries on. Tennis won’t be the same without him. He will always be my favourite
Trent Doyle
Trent Doyle:
All class. He has incredible perspective in an obviously disappointing moment.
martin cho
martin cho:

Roger said it himself - he did better than he expected and he should be happy he got this far with the preparation that he did.
The pandemic allowed his body to rest - so hopefully he can extend his career 2more years because obviously he can still play at the highest level
We only expect the best, but this is the greatest tennis player of all time - we have constantly been surprised at what this man can do and i believe he has another year or two left at the top
A M:
Roger is the legend he always was.
Victoria Mier
Victoria Mier:
Gracious answers. Love how he says Hi to each journalist with a little smile. Great guy on and off the court.
MC Sub
MC Sub:
Roger is still very dangerous opponent for any player, it seems he enjoys playing tennis and every tennis fan should enjoy watching him playing, how many people can reach quarter finals in the Wimbledon at 39? Every match he is achieving new records in that perspective. Always pleasure to watch him play tennis.
Jim Clawley
Jim Clawley:
He’s very honest in terms of what he feels are limits now as opposed to when he was younger. I like that
Garrett Meggs
Garrett Meggs:
Federer has got to play more matches and find his groove. This super-light schedule is not conducive to winning a major, but yet his physical health holds him back. Tough to find the answer here
Cool how he switches to swiss german and french so easily
ardiente tatts
ardiente tatts:
Reaching the quarters even far out of his prime !!He looks so good for his age man, hopefully we see him for some more years to come :) :/ xx
So much sadness in his voice. It's killing me. He lost the second set after being 4-1 ahead. Too unfortunate. 😔
Koosha Jaferian
Koosha Jaferian:
Hope Roger comes back again ... Today wasn't his day :( Hope for a good performance in the Olympics!
Learn English with ESOLarious
Learn English with ESOLarious:
His ability to answer questions so fluently and effortlessly in 3 languages is just as impressive as his accomplishments on court!
Bad Biker
Bad Biker:
Win or loss
We don't care, we want Roger to play
Every one will struggle to play, but the way Roger plays like a painting
Love u Roger 😘
Hyman Sahak
Hyman Sahak:
The loss today can be explained very simply with one thing: no strength left in the legs. This trickles to slow first step to the ball, slow movement overall, shanking shots all over the place (many unforced errors) because ball is not centered in the middle of the racquet because of being late to the ball, slower first and second serves and no energy all around affecting the mental game also. It’s all related to the legs!!! Those operations and age is really hurting Roger. It’s a miracle he made it to the quarters but he was exposed by a confident strong player.
Pistol Shrimp Studio
Pistol Shrimp Studio:
It was a tough loss. But, the age is catching up. Yea, nothing lasts forever. As a Djokovic supporter, all the best to this legend. Nothing to say, just a great champion and competitor.
Fluent in three languages as we can see here , amazing person and athlete.
Let's be honest, he did a Good Job. He was out of the tour for 2 years.
He played exceptionally well, considering not playing for such a long time, and at this age. I think if he trains he has one more good Wimbledon in him
Sunny Ram
Sunny Ram:
For only 10 matches before Wimbledon and almost 40, amAzing result, also knee surgeries, quarterfinal of Wimbledon is remarkable, this would be hard to do for a 20 year old.
Best performance for me anyway in answering such a long interview in 3 languages speaking fluently (even if with a charming French accent)... a truly accomplished man!
Sim Being Guan
Sim Being Guan:
Just happy to see Roger play. I can't even imagine tennis without a player l really admire and respect.
K K:
Roger doesn't have to prove a thing...he is a self made Legend... bravo Roger xo
Hasan Moudud
Hasan Moudud:
Its just magical to see him playing. Win/loss doesn't matter. He is a champion and he always will be. Love from Bangladesh, love from the bottom of my heart.
Lievi on Tennis and Wrestling
Lievi on Tennis and Wrestling:
"The goal is to play, of course."

What is there to speculate about? Let the man regroup and decide how and where to return. His intention is clear. He is not going anywhere after his underrated Wimbledon return. We just like to be fickle and reactionary.
navin advani
navin advani:
In 1991 when Jimmy Connors reached the QF of the US Open at 39 no one asked him these questions. Let the man be, celebrate what he did and what he has done.
João Pedro Haddad Corrêa
João Pedro Haddad Corrêa:
The greatest in my book! #AllezRoger
Piete Koo
Piete Koo:
Roger speaks French so nicely, it gets interpreted as "Music".😊
Pgh Nzr
Pgh Nzr:
Every time there’s a question about coming back next year my heart skips! I know retirement is close for him, I’m just not ready for it.
David Acosta
David Acosta:
How fortunate we are, those of us who have followed Roger's career, and have enjoyed his incalculable contribution to tennis! How many forty-year-olds are able to compete with guys in their early twenties who are rapidly improving, en route to becoming great champions? Roger Federer's long career has been a blessing—to himself, to his family, AND to his fans. If he wants to play a bit more, and he feels like he can be competitive, he ought to keep it going; if he's healthy and he's having fun, why not? The retirement decision will inevitably come, of course, and he'll know for sure when he's ready to move on.
Poulomi Sen
Poulomi Sen:
Never expected this but what he has done after the injury is really incredible having all the physical challenges!! Hats off!! And more or less same questions from the journalists and his patience after the upset was another level! I was feeling terrible watching him leaving the centre court before his opponent and literally about to cry but obviously realised he is a human after all !! We all somewhere consider him as a super human and never want him to lose any match!! So yes, he was , he is and he will be always a great human being and the great ambassador for tennis ever!!
MC Sub
MC Sub:
I mean no one is expecting him to top ATP table again and win another grand slam, I just expect him to win his next match or his next set. Nadal wasn't there in the Wimbledon for instance and it is being felt. These are great tennis legends, so let them keep the show going on.
He had a bad game players have an off day at times. He got to quarter finals which is impressive. He hasn’t played much he has definitely more in him. He should see how the rest of the year goes
Rahul v g
Rahul v g:
It's heartbreaking to see him loose in straight sets in the last 19 years . Let's not push him to retirement for this . At this age , his performance is a sheer display of what his class is! He will definitely get back bcz his name is Roger Federer 🙌. Always a class apart ❤️
John Judge
John Judge:
It’s over and he knows it. He’s enjoyed a wonderful career. For him to reach the quarters at 39 is miraculous. He’s got nothing left to prove.
The Twisted Papads
The Twisted Papads:
He is very elegant, and true sportsman, for someone of his stature, to sit and face the press with such composure, after a straight set loss, wow!
Phyllis M. Abrams
Phyllis M. Abrams:
Such a class act! Always has been, always will be! The younger players who throw tantrums can learn a lot from someone with this much class.
John Jeffers
John Jeffers:
8:58 there is the *very* good news! With the (pretty grueling) French Open, and the pretty deep Wimbledon run this year, it's very encouraging that his knee is holding up.
Neeka Bubbles
Neeka Bubbles:
They're so respectful of him they haven't even posted the match highlights
Max Latour
Max Latour:
We can all learn a lot by what Federer is going through in this sport. It’s very relevant to life.
Mahmoud Elkaddour
Mahmoud Elkaddour:
He made it to the final 8,that's legendary in itself.After all the injuries and drama to make it this far is spectacular.Hope he gets Gold in the Olympics if he plays.
Meanwhile 10 year younger top 30 players not even passing 1/8 round
Erich Schmidt
Erich Schmidt:
Greatest gentlemen and ambassador of tennis ever!
Lou Hooper
Lou Hooper:
Love this guy so much. He is Mr Wimbledon and he has always been the come back King. Wimbledon would not be the same without him. Please don't give up gorgeous Roger!
maria del carmen Quinones
maria del carmen Quinones:
It has been an honor to see how a legend was formed and still have the opportunity to enjoy it. Grande Roger
Siavash M.
Siavash M.:
I just enjoy watching Roger play, even if he's no longer number one. Anyone who plays tennis themselves can understand that. In my opinion, he is the greatest tennis player of all time, even if others win more grand slams than him. And, sorry to say, some great tennis players have dopped for important games or finals. Not so with Roger Federer.
paul aymeric rodrigues
paul aymeric rodrigues:
It doesn't a matter Whether he loses or wins
Federer Forever♥️
Konark Aggarwal
Konark Aggarwal:
I feel so bad about Roger giving brutal answers to the conference , he surely didn't deserve such negative outcome
It's been a decade that the press keeps asking Roger about his retirement. The day he finally does, the press will write: "Oh, we couldn't see that coming." RF is still playing at a great level, people are happy to watch him play; we should enjoy it while we have the big three around.
A true hero, he stands with strength, calmness and is kind and very respectful, even during his lowest moments.
making the quarter finals is a huge achievement considering all he’s been through. i really hope he doesn’t retire as he is already playing amazing without being fully recovered.
Lui Lo
Lui Lo:
Please this not be his last. I hope he plays next year as well.
People gotta realise federer, nadal and especially djokovic arent going anywhere until these younger guys take grand slama away from them consistently
Pabitra Pramanik
Pabitra Pramanik:
Mind destroyed but consciousness still remains the same! What a great man! Just don't go away Roger, please! 😔
I was sad when he lost like he did but then again making the QF of a major after only playing 8 matches this year including making the QF of Roland Garros, I’d say he did darn great here
Rabeson Gregory
Rabeson Gregory:
He is so clear and class. He is a true model of steadiness and positive mindset
I don't want him to retire anytime soon because he's kinda the only reason I watch tennis, and I don't want to have to stop watching.
Mary Sawyer
Mary Sawyer:
What a guy . ❤️⏰
Maggie Smit
Maggie Smit:
Roger Federer will get over this QF Wimbledon loss. The question is: Can the media get over it? 😜😜😜 The media continues to make fools of themselves with their pathetic questions. 🌿
Matthew Maguire
Matthew Maguire:
I really hope he gets his match fitness back and has another full season to compete again. It is hard to look past how many unforced errors that has creeped into his game though. Is this because of age or lack of games? He was missing so many easy shots regularly game after game and it has been evident in his game all year.
Just two years ago, the previous Wimbledon at 38 his run was truly spectacular. It's incredible.
Ken Arthur
Ken Arthur:
Even in defeat, Roger is all class. Great Champion. Tennis will not be the same when he decides to retire.
Eduardo Cherñajovsky
Eduardo Cherñajovsky:
Federer speaking multiple languages like the Pope.
Sean Johal
Sean Johal:
I am still pissed we missed out on Wimbledon 2020. Damn that covid. Time flies
hurts seeing him like that... hope he is coming back in form at the us open❤️
Confidence and consistency will bring him back to where he needs to be.. all that talk about him being 40 almost, yes its a factor, but for God sake, he played that incredible final against Djokovic, which he could have won! At almost 38.. those two knee surgeries are no joke!.. I still believe there is some good tennis in him! Will Djokovic surpass him and Nadal, definitely! But for me there is nobody who's game is so enjoyable to watch! And make the most difficult shots look so easy...and is so likeable and down to earth!.. win or lose, once he is gone, he will be missed! And I will be forever grateful for being alive during this phenomenal era of tennis! And following Federer since the end of 04.. and witnessed him playing) and making want to play tennis, and I still do and love it!..
detective rock
detective rock:
❤️ Fed Forever ❤️🌎 Thanks for still playing, we always enjoyed to watched your games style.<>
Adrianne Perez
Adrianne Perez:
Cross fingers, we hope to see him to keep on playing more! 🤞
Dave Lind
Dave Lind:
My motivation for playing tennis: Federer.

My motivation for learning French: Federer.
Al Truism
Al Truism:
Gotta love how honest he is. His love for the game is attractive. He was comfy against sonego sets 2 &3, shows he has it, just mental and confidence needed now
Sebastian J
Sebastian J:
Well done Rog! Quarter final is a great achievement considering. What I still can't get over is Wimbledon 2019 =(
Domenico Bianchi
Domenico Bianchi:
Incredibile how much insights he can gives in 10 minutes. Goat in and out of the court
That win from Sonego was a clear testament that at his age he can still do great. This game from Hurkacz was just him not pushing himself too much and that Hurkacz was just too good for him. The tournament schedules has put a big rock on Roger imagine the straight games for 2 weeks and with a knee surgery, its just Roger who can do that. Still BIG BIG RESPECT to him.
debbie johnson
debbie johnson:
He will be back! Love Roger, wish him the very best!
Kathleen Ryan
Kathleen Ryan:
Always a gentleman on and off the court! A pleasure and a privilege to watch him play all these years