Roger Federer: 'I knew it could be my last match at...'



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Roger Federer: 'I knew it could be my last match at...'

After more than 20 years on tour, there is a question that haunts Roger Federer's close circle: What's next? A figure of his magnitude could undoubtedly be of great importance for the development of "white sport", although from what he has hinted, he will be away from it for a while and will dedicate time to his family.

But what will he miss most about tennis? “Everything that is breathed around, the fans, the interactions, even some trips. I feel ready to do different things in life and take some time off, be with family and see where we want to go.

I had a wonderful time on tour, I made many friends, on Friday I lived a great moment in my career, surrounded by my biggest rivals, it was something unique that I can never thank you enough for”, commented the winner of 20 Grand Slams.

So much was the emotion that his farewell generated for the Helvetian and the whole atmosphere that was experienced in the Laver Cup, that he hopes that his great generational rivals such as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal can also have a similar experience, something that he considered "special" and beautiful"

"I hope that his farewells are also unique and special, for me it was something beautiful," he valued with great enthusiasm. The Laver Cup has become one of the favorite events for fans around the world and will continue to have a great impact thanks to the legacy left by the former world number one.

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Federer won the French Open in 2009

Roger Federer's very last match at Roland‐Garros will remain a 3rd round against Dominik Koepfer, on June 5, 2021, in an empty Phillipe‐Chatrier.

A difficult victory (7-6 [5], 6-7 [3], 7-6 [4], 7-5) for the Swiss, in every sense of the word, in the night session and therefore behind closed doors due sanitary restrictions of the time. He then forfeited before his round of 16 against Matteo Berrettini.

The winner of Roland-Garros 2009 returned to this moment for RMC Sport. "It's true that the last match at Roland was not that much. There was no one in the stadium. Especially since I knew it could be my last match at Roland.

I hoped it wouldn't be at night, unfortunately we also had to go through it and play late at night. On the one hand, I was happy to play this match in these conditions despite the covid. On the other hand, without fans, it was fine crap."