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Legend says, “I think Roger Federer has paid his dues, he can do what he wants right now”



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18-time Grand Slam winner Chris Evert comes in support of Roger Federer despite all the troubles he’s enduring in his career. Roger Federer had a ‘good result’ in reaching the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, says former coach.



Roger Federer’s bid for a ninth Wimbledon title was over after he was stunned in straight sets by Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals. Federer, at 39 years, had been bidding to become the oldest man to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals in the Open era.






World No.8 Roger Federer withdrew from the 2021 French Open after his grueling four-set win over Germany’s Dominik Koepfer in the third round. The match finished at 12:44am Paris local time which also featured three tie-breaks. The eight seed had beaten Marin Cilic and Denis Istomin in the previous two rounds.

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After the Swiss maestro’s withdrawal from Roland Garros, Italy’s Matteo Berrettini will get a walk over into the quarterfinals, where he is likely to face World No.1 Novak Djokovic.

Evert backs Federer’s move ahead of forthcoming tournaments

Legendary Chris Evert has shown strong support towards the Swiss. “I think that Roger has earned the right to do anything he wants in tennis right now. He has paid his dues,” said the 18-time Grand Slam champion to Eurosport.

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“He has played three matches. He said I am going to see how my body feels, he’s 39 years old, he went into this tournament for practice matches and I think he surprised himself how well he did. I honestly don’t think he expected to get to the second week.”

The 20-time Grand Slam winner will turn 40 in August and has not won a Grand Slam since the 2018. He was denied the Wimbledon title by Djokovic in 2019.