'Roger Federer realised the impact and reach he could...', says expert

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'Roger Federer realised the impact and reach he could...', says expert

The organizers of the Swiss Indoors Basel are still waiting to know if Roger Federer will agree to have a special ceremony during this year's edition of the tournament. Federer, a Swiss tennis legend, retired from professional tennis at the end of September at the Laver Cup.

Earlier this year, Federer signed up to compete in the Laver Cup and in Basel. Unfortunately, Federer's knee did not develop enough and he was forced to retire after the Laver Cup. Although Federer will not compete in Basel this year, he could get a proper send-off at his home tournament.

Federer, who debuted at the Swiss Indoors Basel in 1998, is a record 10-time champion in Basel. In Basel, Federer reached 15 finals and won 10 titles. In each of his last five appearances in Basel, Federer went all the way. Federer last played at the Swiss Indoors Basel in 2019, when he defeated Alex De Minaur in the final.

For his part, Federer said that he was positively surprised after realizing that many people supported him because they liked his character and personality. "He has been overwhelming, to be honest, the amount of nice things that have been written about me, many of them about my personality and about me as a person.

Less almost about me as a tennis player, about my forehand or whatever you want to call it. It has been a wonderful surprise for me that many people looked at me or maybe supported me because of my character. It was an unexpected turn of history.

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

King Roger retired last month

Roger Federer - who retired at the Laver Cup in London last month - is widely regarded as one of the most aesthetically pleasing players in the sport's history. Federer is also a quintessential gentleman - both on and off the court - and Eugene Lapierre only has fond memories of the Swiss in Montreal.

Eugene Lapierre said that Federer oozed class and was perfection personified. “Federer is just top class," said Lapierre. "He realised the impact and reach he could have with everyone. He never wavered, made special requests.

He was very happy to come to Montreal, he was always very nice. With him, there is not a hair sticking out, as they say. It was very Swiss in attitude. A perfect guy, who was also perfect on the court”.