Roger Federer struggled to do well in certain tournaments this year and there were matches, in which the Swiss held match points but went on to lose the matches. These struggles have led to many asking if its time for him to hang his racquet on the wall.
Those who think this way, may have forgotten that in the last eighteen months, Federer has won 10 titles, including two Australian Opens, Wimbledon, Indian Wells, Miami and Shanghai.Yes, it is true he had some difficult moments in 2018, but after his results in Basel (where he won his 99th title) and in Paris, he could gain confidence and end the year on a high.
This year, for a few weeks, he also briefly regained the world no. 1 ranking. Simply, after these great efforts to obtain what he has achieved in the last year-and-a-half, the Swiss is going through a period of shaky athletic form.
We should not underestimate the fact that we are talking about a tennis player who celebrated 37 springs last August. The management of his body has now become a factor of primary importance for him; his unlimited talent cannot cover everything.
For example, the Shanghai semi-final he lost against Coric, but generally throughout the Chinese week, his serve did not work. Anyway after Basel, in London he could close the year in the best way possible, despite Djokovic standing in his way, once again, as the biggest rival.
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