Pete Sampras shared moving words for Roger Federer

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Pete Sampras shared moving words for Roger Federer

Roger Federer is ready to say goodbye definitively to the world of tennis, there are now a few hours left and tonight, around 10 pm, the tennis player will team up with his long-time rival Rafael Nadal and will defend Team Europe in the challenge against Team World for the Laver Cup.

There is great anticipation for this meeting, the two will face the couple made up of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe and London is filled to greet the 'king of tennis' Meanwhile, the social world is increasingly full of messages and videos that see Roger Federer as protagonist.

Yesterday evening the tennis player took part in a gala with the other stars of the circuit and was also very active on social networks. An old acquaintance of Great tennis, American star Pete Sampras released an exciting video message to the Swiss champion.

Federer was 19 when he faced and took victory against Sampras, Pistol Pete was in the final stages of his career and everyone understood the value of Swiss talent, then a 20-time Grand Slam winner.

Sampras' words for Roger Federer

The ATP website reported the video with Sampras' words against the Swiss tennis player.

Here are his specific statements: "I don't know how to start and what to say, so I'll start from the beginning. We first met when you were 19, we were in Wimbledon. You were a promising tennis player and you beat me, I immediately realized that you were really special.

Despite this, I could not imagine that twenty years later you would have won everything and would have won 20 Grand Slam titles. I really admire how you handled this from start to finish. You have remained true to yourself and have never changed.

We're all sad to see you walk away and say goodbye to tennis, but we know it's part of the sport. We will miss you." Here is the video published by the ATP channels by Pete Sampras: