Roger Federer's coach lists the Swiss' career-best moments

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Roger Federer's coach lists the Swiss' career-best moments

Coach Severin Luthi says Roger Federer's two Grand Slam victories in 2017 have definitely been one of the most moments in his career. Federer, 41, underwent a knee surgery in the summer of 2016. When Federer returned in 2017, he was 35 and coming off of a major knee surgery.

But Federer proved the doubts wrong as he won the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles that year. Also, Luthi named Federer's victories at the 2009 French Open and the success he had while representing his country. "Spontaneously, I would say the last Wimbledon title (2017), his comeback in Australia (2017) when nobody expected him to win, the Davis Cup victory in Lille (2014), and Olympic gold in doubles with Stan Wawrinka (2008 in Beijing).

And Paris (2009)," Luthi told Simon Graf.

Luthi on Federer's participation at the Laver Cup

Federer, who hasn't played since last year's Wimbledon, is set to play and retire after next week's Laver Cup.

Luthi suggested Federer may not play too much, but he will definitely try to get at least some action. "He will try to play. Whether that's in singles or doubles, we'll see. He wants to be on the team and try to play.

Roger doesn't want to put himself above the Laver Cup. But I think the reactions will be overwhelming. There will be chicken skin moments," Luthi said.

Tributes have been pouring in ever since Federer announced his retirement.

Luthi feels Federer won't be remembered only as a great player, but as a great person too. "I think many will remember him primarily as a nice person. That's more important than if you won one title more or less.

His kindness, how he behaved towards the other players. Roger has contributed to the fact that players treat each other with more respect. He talks to everyone in the dressing room. It doesn't matter who it is. He's all about the person.

Sure, his successes won't be forgotten soon. But I think the human aspect is even more important. What I also find very positive: knowing he won't turn his back on tennis," Luthi said.