In a recent interview, the well-known French singer Serge Lama revealed the most painful memories of him related to the career of Roger Federer, focusing on the final of Wimbledon 2019. The singer explained: "Well, the most painful memory is definitely the 2019 Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic.
Roger Federer had the game in hand, with two match points on his serve. We're talking about one of the best hitters ever. He had a bit of fear of winning, because he knew that that Grand Slam would have a different meaning from all the others.
A possible Roger triumph would have changed many things. Another defeat that hurt me a lot was the one against Djokovic in the final of Wimbledon 2014. There too the match was decided on a few points. I also remember the comeback against Tsonga at Wimbledon 2011.
I left to sing with Federer two sets ahead and I was convinced that he would win. back, I saw that he had lost in the fifth and I could not believe it."
Roger Federer's retirement
Roger Federer's career officially ended on Friday 23 September 2022.
The Swiss, who hadn't set foot on the pitch for over a year, played his last match alongside his long-time rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup. The two were defeated by the Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, but the result was completely irrelevant on that evening with epic connotations.
The 41-year-old from Basel received a splendid tribute at the end of the meeting and all the fans were thrilled by those images. The 20-time Grand Slam champion did all he could to give himself a final round of jousting in 2023, but the condition of his right knee no longer allowed him to compete at the highest level.
A resonance carried out last July confirmed to the King that there was no more progress. The former world number 1 announced his decision in a letter posted on Instagram on September 15.