Lynette, Roger Federer's mother, expressed her sincere opinion on the retirement of her son, happened last week at the OS Arena, in London, for the Laver Cup. She explained: "Both Robert and I had long accepted the idea that Roger Federer's career could be over.
Not only because of his age, but also because of the physical problems he has had in the last three years. On this path we have always kept a modicum of hope, but then we realized that her right knee couldn't take it anymore."
Lynette is proud of his son's career: "We have always been close to Roger, we have supported him in every choice of him. All things have a beginning and an end, it is a natural process. Looking back at various stages in his career, I remembered that Federer won the US Open five years in a row.
I almost forgot. Life continues to go on, until the moment comes when you have to stop." 20 Slams, 103 ATP titles and 28 Masters 1000 are just some of the numbers that have made Federer one of the greatest athletes ever.
Roger Federer: the last match
Roger Federer officially became a former player. The former world number 1 greeted tennis played at the Laver Cup, staged at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September. On Friday night, the King played his last match with Rafael Nadal against Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, who won the super tiebreak after canceling a match point.
Beyond the result, fans were able to witness an emotional ceremony, made even more memorable by the tears of Roger and Rafa. The right knee forced the Swiss to hang up his racket, over the age of 41. The 20-time Grand Slam champion tried hard to get back in shape, but this time Father Tempo got the better of him.
The Maestro from Basel has however promised that he will not move away from tennis, waiting to understand what his role will be in the coming years.