Defending Wimbledon title only a “hope” for Roger Federer

By By Howard Fendrich That’s why he said what he did during the trophy presentation Sunday after his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon championship: I hope this wasn’t my last match.

First of all, there’s the no-way-around-it matter of his age:

Federer turns 36 on Aug. 8; he is the oldest man to win Wimbledon in the Open era, which began in 1968.

In February 2016, he had the first operation of his career, arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage.

Federer returned to the tour that March, then missed the French Open because of lingering back problems, ending his record streak of 65 Grand Slam tournament appearances.

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Source: SF Gate Sports

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