Roger Federer: 'It's been an emotional couple of weeks'
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 2325
These are the last days as a tennis player of the Swiss champion Roger Federer. The winner of 20 Grand Slam titles announced a few days ago his decision to say goodbye to the world of tennis in a letter through his social networks.
A sad but final situation with Roger forced to say goodbye to the Laver Cup. In the last hours, Roger Federer has spoken again and he has done it on RTS TV, releasing a few words that leave a great veil of melancholy. These are his statements: "I don't know what my future will be like, but I don't want to leave a sport that has given me everything", words that almost make Roger cry who is on the last legs of his career.
Due to his physical condition, Federer was forced to withdraw from the Basel tournament, where he wanted to say goodbye to him. The Swiss continued: "I'm not fit to play the singles, so I'll probably just play the doubles on Friday night." The Swiss spoke again about the match against Hubert Hurkacz, his last match on the beloved Wimbledon grass: "The last set against Hurkacz was one of the worst moments of my career, that's when I realized that everything was over.
I was sad and I felt very bad." Roger confirmed that he shed a few tears on the day of the announcement, but now it seems that it is finally over. On Friday night we will be able to say goodbye to the Swiss champion, the official farewell from the tennis courts.
Federer announced his decision to retire from the sport
In his interview with BBC Breakfast, former World No. 1 Roger Federer said that it has been an emotional couple of weeks since he announced his decision to retire from the sport.
"It's been an emotional couple of weeks to go through those words and try to make them right and that they reflect of how I'm feeling and thanking all the people I wanted to thank along the way as it's been a very long journey, a good one and I wish it could go on forever," he said.
The 41-year-old revealed that he would like to be involved in the sport after he hangs up his racket. "I just wanted to let the fans and the people who have supported me so long, for so many years and everywhere around the world that I will still be seen.
I love this game and I will stay involved in some shape and I won't be just a ghost or a stranger and not be around anymore," he stated.