Roger Federer’s prophecy – ‘Circumstances are slower, Lleyton Hewitt can win Wimbledon’


The 2002 Wimbledon ultimate was one of the vital sudden in historical past, with Lleyton Hewitt and David Nalbandian preventing for the title from the baseline! The organizers mentioned there have been no modifications on the floor, however one thing was positively improper, with two of the top-15 seeds reaching the quarter-final and lots of favorites ending their journey within the opening rounds.

Roger Federer spoke concerning the upcoming Wimbledon in s-Hertogenbosch, saying the surfaces have usually grow to be slower and that the baseliners would have an opportunity on the All England Membership, which turned out to be very correct.

The Swiss spoke about Hewitt and Agassi because the gamers who may go all the best way. Roger wasn’t proper about Andre, because the American misplaced within the second spherical. Nonetheless, he was spot on once we discuss Hewitt, because the Aussie went all the best way and toppled Nalbandian in that sudden title conflict to carry the crown.

Federer additionally talked about that it will be good to see longer grass swing that may provide gamers extra alternatives to arrange for the world’s most necessary occasion.

Roger Federer knew that Lleyton Hewitt would have an opportunity at Wimbledon 2002.

“The situations are getting slower simply generally in tennis as a result of they wish to see extra rallies.

I can see a man like Lleyton Hewitt successful Wimbledon sooner or later, if not this yr already. I give Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi a superb likelihood of successful. Lleyton gained at Queen’s once more, and he has been enjoying nicely. Not solely on grass, however he’s additionally the favourite on any floor.

I may choose him for any Main, however the problem is huge from many gamers; it will likely be powerful for everybody, however I feel Lleyton can win Wimbledon this yr. I feel someone from Wimbledon got here up and spoke to me in Monte-Carlo, asking me what I considered one week longer grass courts.

It will be higher to have an extended grass courtroom season as a result of it is a actually brief one. I imply, you play one event, lose first spherical, after which you do not play the following week, and also you’re already at Wimbledon. I instructed him that I wish to have an extended grass courtroom season, however on the identical time, I’ve to guard the Swiss event in Gstaad, which is the week after Wimbledon.

It is worthwhile fascinated with having yet one more week of grass; the season seems brief to me,” Roger Federer mentioned.


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