Roger Federer’s loss to Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon quarter-finals has shocked the tennis world, that he did not expect the Swiss tennis player to suffer this painful defeat to the young Polish tennis player, who had already come down from the other big favorite at the bottom of the Wimbledon men’s team, the Russian Daniil Medvedev.
The media around the world have echoed Federer’s tough defeat at Wimbledon. The newspaper L’Équipe collects the chronicle with the headline “Federer, expelled from the Temple”, alluding to the nickname with which Wimbledon is known, ‘The Cathedral’ of tennis.
Media such as the Daily Mail also echo Roger Federer’s statements at a press conference, where he questioned his presence at the Olympics and where he hinted that this could have been his last match at Wimbledon. They also collect the statements of Boris Becker, a regular columnist in the media, on the defeat of the Swiss. “He will never say if he had any inconvenience, but I don’t know if we will ever see this great man here again. Time does not stop for any man or woman.”
In a similar vein, other prestigious generalist media are manifested worldwide. The New York Times headlines his chronicle “Roger Federer loses at Wimbledon, perhaps for the last time.” thus leaving in the air the possibility that the Swiss will compete again at the All England Club. For its part, The Guardian it also leaves the door open for Federer’s return to Wimbledon. “Roger Federer will hate the taste of the donut (in reference to the 6-0 endorsed by Hurkacz), but it is too early to rule him out,” they say in their chronicle.
More critics and skeptics are shown in Switzerland, the tennis player’s native country. Blick, one of the most important media in the country, collects the chronicle with the headline “Federer breaks into three sets!” and they add that “It was not the day of Roger Federer, but it was for Hubert Hurkacz, who threw the king of the turf out of his kingdom.” The Swiss media also echoes Federer’s statements by titling them by an enigmatic “Should the journey continue?” A question for which only Federer himself has an answer.