In some sports, the gap between winning or losing a match it is rather thin,with just a blink of an eye being necessary in order to prevail or not. Following his defeat in Wimbledon semifinals, Roger Federer can argue this case with substantial insights based on his own experience on the Tenniscourt. Federer lost a great opportunity to win once more Wimbledon, especially judging by his route towards the final. It seemed that he was blessed with some sort of greatness. He had easy opponents in the first matches, and above all, his long-standing rival Novak Djokovic suffered an early exit leaving the path to the final with no apparent major bumps.

Eventually, it was the 25-year-old Canadian who outshined Federer in a five-set thriller on Wimbledon`s centre court.

Federer`s ship is sailing away.

During Wimbledon Championships, there`ve been many moments when the Swiss` skill with the racket wasn`t the same as it used to be. Numerous mishits on the backhand side caused babblings from the crowd gathered. Federer played well against Raonic but a match like that will always have a turning point, a decisive momentthat will tip the balance in one distinctive direction. During the match having Federer and Raonic as opponents the flow shifted near the end of the 4th set. Roger Federer had a moment of disbelief by making 2 double faults in a row- which is very unusualfor him.

Following the match, during the press conference, the Swiss also emphasised how crucial that game was. He was leading by 2 sets to 1 and he had the chance to push the 4th sets to a tie-break where who knows what would have happened. In the fifth sets, being aware of his revived chances, Milos Raonic made no mistakes and a break on Federer`s service game was all that he needed to make it to the final.

Federer needs a motivational lever.

The 34-years-old Swiss will have to find a new goal to centre around. Of course, in about a month, it`ll be the Olympics in Rio to focus on and it is well-known the Swiss`s intention to make a prodigious contest. His primary schedule of 2016 was all about the Olympics.

In the meantime, following some injuries and lack of tournaments the equation has been a little bit modified. The main question is targeted of what will happen after the Olympics. In August he will turn 35 and there is no question that at some point in the (near) future, he will stop to compete on the ATP tour. That`s why it would have been nice for Federer to win one more Grand Slam prior to his retirement. He, as well as the vast majority, are fully aware of what great chance he just missed.

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