The cancellation of Wimbledon 2020 due to Coronavirus was a big blow to the ageing legends Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Federer, already 38 and Serena who will be 39 in September must have to wait one more year to try their chance at the prestigious event. The most worrying aspect has been their recent past filled with injuries.
Federer, after losing the Australian Open semifinal underwent a keyhole surgery for his knee in February. Serena, after her maternal break entered the Grand Slam finals on four occasions but the final glory was missing.
In his illustrious career, Federer has won a record eight Wimbledon men’s singles titles, six Australian Open titles, five US Open titles (all consecutive) and one French Open title. He holds the record of most Grand Slam titles (men). With 23 titles, Serena Williams is just one short of Margaret Smith Court and would love to end her career with the record-breaking feat. Federer on the other hand is facing hard competition from Novak Djokovic (17) and Rafael Nadal (19).
As the future of sporting events are uncertain, both stars opted for a wait and watch approach. Recently, a prominent US-based website even published a prank April Fool story on Federer’s retirement. Meanwhile, Federer has confirmed his availability for next year’s event and Serena being the fighter she is, will most likely give it a shot as well.