Pioline: Federer won’t win another Slam

by: Matt Cronin August 02, 2013

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Former U.S. Open finalist Cedric Pioline says he does not see 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer winning another major. The Swiss has lost early in his last three tournaments and is dealing with a back injury. He is said to be questionable for the tournament in Montreal, which begins next week.

“I do not see Federer winning another Grand Slam,” Pioline told Tennis News Brazil. “At the level that the others are at like Murray, Djokovic and Nadal, with his physical problems, he doesn’t have enough energy to win another Grand Slam. It’s a mix of things, he’s almost 32, he’s is getting older, he has a family, and after 10 years near or at the top, your motivation drops, your desire to be in airports jumping tournament from to tournament decreases. The moment of Federer is dissipating little by little and he can see it falling. The media is hammering him, it’s getting into his head. I do not know when he will stop, and surely he will play at least another year, but don’t be surprised if he retires at the end of 2014.”

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