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Roger Federer’s still got it and would be able to win another major title before his retirement, says tennis great Michael Stich. The Swiss star has 20 Grand Slam titles.
“It is clear that at some point he will stop,” Stich recently told Stats Perform News of Federer. “Many would have thought that already five years ago. We have no influence on that. I would wish for him to win Wimbledon and say after the final, ‘You know what, I had a sick time, I’ll stop.” There couldn’t be anything better and that would give so much to the sport.”
Stich believes Federer still presents a strong case of winning the prestigious competition. According to the German, it is the Wimbledon tournaments that Federer enjoys the most.
“You should never write [Federer] him off because he is a player who has a gifted set of skills that help him to still play tennis that good at his age,” the 52-year-old pointed out. “He may have the problem that the younger generation no longer has this huge respect for him because he was out for a year. The mental side plays a big role there.”
“But especially at Wimbledon he is certainly still a candidate for the title, because there he has this mental strength, because there he has the greatest joy,” he added. “He doesn’t have to prove anything to himself, he doesn’t have to prove anything to the fans out there. He’s really doing it because he thinks he can still win titles.”