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Analysis: Federer sees ‘end is near,’ hopes for on-court bye  

By Editor - Wed Nov 17, 5:45 pm

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Just before the start of Wimbledon in late June, Roger Federer recalled a conversation about retirement that he had with Pete Sampras a decade ago. Federer, who turned 40 in August, went on to explain that he never thought he’d still be going at this age, especially after a series of knee operations. With Wednesday’s news that not only will he sit out the Australian Open in January but also expects to miss Wimbledon in 2022, the notion that Federer really might not have many — or perhaps even any — high-level performances left in him becomes all the more real.

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Analysis: Federer sees ‘end is near,’ hopes for on-court bye

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