Vekic believes Federer and Nadal are ‘nearing the end’ of their tennis careers

Donna Vekic made an admission regarding Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, saying that both players are close to winding up their careers.

Federer and Nadal are two of the greatest players to have ever picked up a racquet. They have gone strong for all these years, and have cemented their place in tennis history. Both have won 20 Grand Slams each, and are firmly in the G.O.A.T debate.

However, the last year has seen both players ravaged by injuries and unable to compete regularly. Nadal has a foot injury, while Federer is nursing a knee problem.

It is disheartening to see the two legends not being able to grace courts with their presence as much as before. Vekic made an admission regarding Federer and Nadal, saying that they are approaching the end of their careers.

Speaking about women’ tennis as quoted by Tennisworld, Vekic said, “Everyone plays really good tennis and it’s not that hard, but it’s impossible to keep a constant throughout the year.

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Nadal and Federer (left to right) may be approaching retirement. Source:

“I believe the same will happen in men’s tennis as soon as Novak (Djokovic) stops playing, and Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are nearing the end anyway.

“I don’t think we will soon experience an era in which the same players are always at the top.”


Federer and Nadal are greats, but the current scene of tennis is seeing another 20-time Grand Slam winner in Djokovic stay sharp as the duo flounder. While the Swiss and the Spaniard have not featured as much, the Serbian is still competing at an elite level.

In fact, Djoker won his 20th title this year at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. He took it at the age of 34. To put it into perspective, Federer won Number 20 at the age of 36, while Nadal was two months older than Djokovic at the time of his 20th win.

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