Roger Federer has decided to definitively say goodbye to the sport that has made him famous since the early 2000s, allowing himself only one last dance in the Laver Cup in London, the event he created which is scheduled for next weekend.
The winner of 20 Grand Slam titles has been remembered as a reference point for many athletes and an absolute icon of the discipline for his charisma, style of play and much more. All very moving, like the letter written and shared by the Swiss Maestro to announce his official farewell.
He is the touching words of a great champion, who has made a lot of people passionate about tennis. The end of a career that many hoped would never come, although the Swiss had already begun to accustom his fans to absences from the prestigious ATP Tour tournaments.
In recent years, his physique began to no longer hold up certain rhythms and his retirement was ultimately an inevitable consequence. Wimbledon was the last competition of the ATP tour played by the Swiss in 2021. On that occasion, despite an absolutely not optimal physical condition, Federer managed to push himself up to the quarter-finals, suffering a bad defeat by Hubert Hurkacz.
Roger Federer thanks everyone: "It was great!"
On Friday evening, the Basel champion wanted to spread a message of thanks extended to everyone: "It was beautiful to release the news surrounded by my Mum and Dad and Mirka.
Who would have thought that the journey would last this long. Just incredible!" This was what he commented, sharing some significant images. The post on the various social channels was followed by many reactions and hearts towards Roger, who is preparing for the actual farewell ceremony at the O2 Arena in London.
Everyone is expecting at least a doubles match with the Swiss protagonist. If everything is confirmed, it will remain to decide the partner, between Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic. Below youn can read the beautiful message shareb by Roger on his instagram account.