Does Federer play Wimbledon? Injury news, is he retired?

The latest Rodger Federer news on the eight-time Wimbledon champion as the tennis tournament gets underway

Fans have already been treated to an exciting first day at Wimbledon as the championships return once again to SW19, but eight-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer will not be in attendance.

Novak Djokovic is on course to defend his title on the grass courts of the All England Lawn Tennis Club after winning his first round and Rafael Nadal is hoping to extend his Grand Slam wins to 23 but the third that men’s tennis trio form Greats will be missed.

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The Italian tennis star lost just one set en route to winning the Queen’s Club Trophy and it will have been a tremendous help as he prepares again for Wimbledon.

At the women’s singles tournament, fans were shocked to learn that 23 Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will return to the court after a year out.

Williams, 40, is just one grand slam away from matching Margaret Court’s record 24 grand slams. She has not played a professional game since suffering a leg injury at SW19 last year and will play her first round match tomorrow Tuesday 28th June 2022.

While fans are looking forward to seeing Berrettini, Williams, Djokovic and Nadal, here’s why they won’t be seeing Federer…

Will Roger Federer play Wimbledon 2022?

Federer is the most successful male player at The Championships with eight wins, five of them in a row, but has not played since reaching the quarter-finals of the tournament in 2021.

He underwent knee surgery that left him unable to play and while fans were hoping the Wimbledon great would return in 2022, it looks like a 2023 return is more likely. He’s certainly not retired yet.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Roger Federer’s agent Tony Godsick said the 40-year-old would love to be back in SW19: “It was a big effort on one leg last year. And I think he would like another Wimbledon. This place was incredibly special to him.”

Why isn’t Naomi Osaka playing at Wimbledon?

Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka will also miss Wimbledon after struggling with an Achilles problem.

Naomi Osaka will not play at Wimbledon

After the French Open, the Japanese tennis star already tended not to play, saying: “I’m not sure why, but when I play Wimbledon without points it’s more of a show. I know that’s not true, right? But my brain feels the same way. I just can’t pull it off 100%.”

However, she recently posted a picture of her on Twitter along with some thoughts on the quote “After the storm comes calm” and said: “My hamstring is still out, see you next time”.

Who else won’t be at Wimbledon?

It is not yet known whether Andy Murray will be there. The former Brit and world number one reached the final of the Stuttgart Open but then suffered an abdominal injury which meant he missed the Queen’s Club Championships.

Murray missed the French Open in preparation for the Grand Slam on grass but his current situation is unknown.

Venus Williams has said that she will not appear as a player in SW19 but will support her sister. The 42-year-old hasn’t played on the WTA Tour since last August, confirming on Instagram that she won’t be returning to the grass season this year: “Well, well no, I’m not playing. Will watch Serena, watch.”

Williams last won Wimbledon in 2008 and last won doubles with Serena in 2016.

When is Wimbledon?

Wimbledon begins on June 27th, 2022 and ends with the finals on Saturday July 9th and Sunday July 10th, 2022.

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