Roger Federer reveals what positively surprised him during his farewell

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Roger Federer reveals what positively surprised him during his farewell

Roger Federer admitted he was positively surprised to see that some fans primarily supported him because of his character and not because of his astonishing career. After Federer announced his plans to retire after the Laver Cup, he was flooded by tributes but not everyone was talking about his career.

Many stated that throughout his career, Federer was a great role model and the best possible ambassador for the game. Federer was touched by beautiful messages that were describing him as an outstanding human being. "It's been overwhelming to be quite honest, how many nice things have been written about me, a lot of them about my personality and about me as a person.

Less almost as me as the tennis player, about my forehand or whatever you want to call it. That's been a wonderful surprise to me that a lot of people looked or supported me because of maybe my character. That was a bit of an unexpected twist to the story.

I thought they were gonna talk about his achievements, his accomplishments, what he meant to the game, and that's it. But it was much more than that. It totally over-exceeded my expectations," Federer said in a video for the ATP Tour.

Federer not worried about the future of the game

With Federer retired and Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic well in their thirties, some fear the game will never be the same once they are all gone. However, Federer insists the game is in good hands with the talent it currently has.

"The game always creates new superstars and creates great stories. For me, I never worried about the game. For me to now look at the future, I know it's incredibly bright and we don't have to worry about it on either side, men and women. I think it's going to be great and I will be following closely, of course," Federer added.