Roger Federer after US Open exit: ‘Disappointing now, but I’ll be all right’
It was another disappointing end for Roger Federer at the US Open, but the 20-time Grand Slam winner has vowed to “get back up”.
Federer’s hopes of winning a sixth title at Flushing Meadows are over for another year as he went down in five sets to Grigor Dimitrov with the Bulgarian winning 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 2-6.
The Swiss Maestro, who last won the US Open in 2008, required medical treatment on his back and neck.
Federer’s last major came at the start of the 2018 season when he won the Australian Open, but people are starting to wonder if he is running out of time as he is 38.
When asked about his chances of winning another Grand Slam, he replied: “I don’t have the crystal ball. Do you? Exactly.
“So we never know. I hope so, of course. I think still it’s been a positive season. Disappointing now, but I’ll get back up, I’ll be all right.”
Class and Grace.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 4, 2019
He added that it felt like a “missed opportunity”.
“Just disappointed it’s over because I did feel like I was actually playing really well after a couple of rocky starts,” he said.
“It’s just a missed opportunity to some extent that you’re in the lead, you can get through, you have two days off after. It was looking good.
“But got to take the losses. They’re part of the game. Looking forward to family time and all that stuff, so… Life’s all right.”
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