Zee Media Bureau/Chaitan Papnai
On Sunday after an epic Wimbledon final against Serbian Novak Djokovic, record 17-time grand slam champion, Roger Federer, put his retirement speculations to rest, at least for a year now. In the post match interview, FedEx hinted by saying ‘see you next year’ while looking at the crowd. It means retirement is not on his mind, at least for the next few major slams as he still wants to add a few more majors under his belt before hanging his boots.
In the Wimbledon final, though, Federer failed to create history -- of winning the eighth All England Club trophy -- after losing to Djokovic in a thrilling five setter, he proved a point that there is still a lot tennis left in him.
In a match that lasted for almost four hours of gruelling tennis proved that age is just a number for the tennis ace.
Federer won the first set and made his intentions quite clear. The 32-year-old showed the glimpse of his former self to won the first set 7-6, which went to the tie-breaker. In the next two sets Djokovic showed his well known resilient attitude to take a one set lead. In the fourth, Federer had almost lost the match when he was 5-3 down, but the Swiss held his nerve and made an excellent comeback to win the set and stretched the game to the final and deciding fifth set.
Though, the Swiss lost the final set and the match but the dramatic final certainly falls into the category of one of the best grand slam finals.
After the final, to some extent, Federer made it loud and clear that he is still a fighter and very much capable of winning a major slam or two.