Roger Federer unsure if he'll ever play Wimbledon again
Roger Federer (SUI) celebrates his victory over Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) on the Centre court in the fourth round at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports

Roger Federer on if he'll play Wimbledon again: 'I really don't know'

All-time tennis great Roger Federer recently became the oldest man to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals in the Open Era roughly one month before his 40th birthday but saw his run at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club come to a crashing halt Wednesday when he lost to Hubert Hurkacz 3-6, 6-7 (4-7), 0-6. 

The eight-time Wimbledon champion stuck on 20 career Grand Slam titles and tied with Rafael Nadal for that record didn't necessarily hint at retirement in his post-match press event, but, per Metro's George Bellshaw, also didn't commit to playing at Wimbledon ever again.

Federer underwent multiple knee operations in 2020, withdrew from the French Open after an exhausting third-round victory, admitted he was "lucky" to escape the first round of this Slam because of an injury, and now has lost a set 6-0 at Wimbledon for the first time. The previously mentioned Nadal, meanwhile, isn't playing at Wimbledon or the Summer Olympics. 

Also on Wednesday, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic booked a spot in the Wimbledon semifinals and is now two wins away from tying Federer and Nadal with 20 career Slams. 

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