On an extremely slippery center court at Wimbledon this year, things aren’t looking bright for top players who will be scheduled to play there in the coming days at SW19. Serena Williams, who was in pursuit of her 24th grand slam title, had a quick lead of 3-1 in the first set against Aliaksandra Sasnovich, before calling the trainer after suffering a mild injury to her ankle.
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Even though she returned to the court after a few minutes, the American clearly looked in pain as she struggled to serve and fell down on-court, in tears. It was heart-breaking to see a champion, who gave so much to the sport, gave up on a match and retire mid-way.
The center court crowd took some time to grasp what just happened as most of them stayed in utter disbelief. Just like that, Serena Williams’ grass-court campaign came to an end in the most unfortunate manner.
Players, Fans react to the shock retirement of Serena Williams from Wimbledon
Post-match, there were empathetic reactions and encouragement for Serena as fans wished her a speedy comeback at the US Open. Along with tennis fans, players like Andy Murray and Roger Federer also reacted to this sudden retirement from the 23-time grand slam champion.
“Brutal for Serena Williams but centre court is extremely slippy out there. Not easy to move out there”, tweeted the two-time Wimbledon champion.
Brutal for @serenawilliams but centre court is extremely slippy out there. Not easy to move out there.
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) June 29, 2021
After surviving a bizarre match against Adrian Mannarino, Roger Federer also opined that the court was extremely slippery in his post-match press conference. Also, the Swiss Maestro felt bad for Serena when he was informed about the unfortunate incident during his press.
Journalist: “Serena Williams retired after slipping.”
Federer: “Oh my God, I can’t believe it.” 😥
Here is Federer’s version of the nature of Center court this year at SW19.
“The court feels a tad more slippery under the roof, I am moving more carefully, terrible that it’s back to back matches and it’s hit Serena as well”, the Swiss Maestro mentioned in the press.
“The court feels a tad more slippery under the roof, I am moving more carefully, terrible that it’s back to back matches and it’s hit Serena as well,” observes Roger Federer.
— Mike Dickson (@Mike_Dickson_DM) June 29, 2021
As Serena was walking off the court, she received a standing ovation from the crowd as they sent her off and hoping to see her on the same court next year.
Standing ovations for Serena Williams after she’s forced to retire from her Wimbledon R1 match. pic.twitter.com/h859ySsR1R
— Jimmie48 Photography (@JJlovesTennis) June 29, 2021
The grounds persons at the Wimbledon Center court will have a question or two to answers owing to the dual debacles witnessed by fans in a single day. Even Novak Djokovic fell a couple of times during his first-round match against Jack Draper yesterday.
The groundspeople at Wimbledon have some serious questions to answer about that Centre Court….. so many players slipping and now we’ve seen two players get injured in back-to-back matches.
It’s really not good. 👎
The Wimbledon Championships has already seen a lot of setbacks in the first couple of days itself. With the crowd filling all the courts, it’s going to be a remarkable turnout for the remaining days at the most prestigious grand slam of the year.
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Roger Federer will play an exhibition match in the Cape Town in South Africa,
The match will be between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the foundation of Federer.
The tickets were sold in minutes and they expect to break Tennis’s most attendance match by 50,000 fans.
Last year, Federer and Zverev broke the record with 43,000 fans in Mexico and in February
He will do it with Nadal.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer’s mother is happy about the match and to play in her country,
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She revealed a secret of her son and it might be one of the reasons of why He’s still playing Tennis.
“What amazes me most is the fire and zeal with which he is involved,”
“He still jokes in the dressing room with his opponents, playing a trick or two on them.“
“Somehow he is still there with almost childlike joy. That’s a good sign.”
Roger Federer will be playing an exhibition match on the 15th of January in Australia
to donate and help the bushfire victims, Rafael Nadal will join the match and many more stars as well.
Moreover, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic donated $50,000 as She challenged him on Twitter.
Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer ‘he can go home’
This time, Novak Djokovic Father mentioned that Roger Federer doesnt’ want to retire
just because He can not accept that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be better than him.
“Why is this happening with Federer, who is still the most successful and best tennis player in the world?”
“That is a fact according to the results, which will not be for a long time. Because he cultivates so much animosity towards Novak.
Moreover, Srdan suggested that Roger Federer can go home and to more interesting things.
“They have developed a kind of respect over the years, but why do you think he still plays at 40?”
“Imagine that, a 40-year-old man still plays tennis, when he can go home and do some more interesting things.”
“But since both Nadal and Novak are breathing down his neck, he simply cannot accept the fact that they will be better than him.
“Go, man, raise children, do something else, go ski, do something. Tennis is not your whole life,”
“It is just my son’s current hobby. He is only a tennis player at the moment.”
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Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer he can go home
Back to Monte Carlo 2008 where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met in the S-Finals,
Roger Federer told Djokovic team to Be quite after they were talking about a long ball.
and not for so long, Novak Djokovic Father besides his wife started saying tough comments about Roger Federer.
And from the other side, Roger Federer never replied to the Serbian Couples to let their comments only in the media.
Nick Kyrgios tells Novak Djokovic’s father not to ‘push the blame’ onto Grigor Dimitrov
The fallout from the Adria Tour continues with Nick Kyrgios hitting back at Novak Djokovic’s father for trying to “push the blame” onto Grigor Dimitrov following a string of positive coronavirus tests.
The controversial tournament, the brainchild of 17-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, took place in Serbia and Croatia despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Players and fans did not wear facemasks during events and did not adhere to social distance rules with Djokovic insisting that they were following guidelines set out by the Serbia government.
The first big bombshell dropped on Sunday evening when world No 19 Dimitrov confirmed he returned a positive coronavirus test after returning home to Monaco, and Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also tested positive, but the latter two were still in Croatia.
World No 1 Djokovic added his name to the list when he announced on Tuesday that both he and his wife Jelena tested positive for Covid-19 after they flew back to Serbia.
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His father, Srdjan, was unimpressed by Dimitrov and blamed the Bulgarian.
“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where,” Djokovic Sr. said of Dimitrov on RTL Croatia TV.
“He didn’t test here, he tested somewhere else … I think that’s not fair.
“He inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia.
“Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Kyrgios, who has been very outspoken about the Adria Tour, hit back at Srdjan in an Instagram Story as he wrote ” don’t push the blame”.