Adriano Panatta: "Roger Federer is an unforgettable champion, a symbol"

The former Italian champion has never hidden his discontent with modern tennis, which, according to him, ends up benefiting players with great physical strength and powe

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Adriano Panatta: "Roger Federer is an unforgettable champion, a symbol"

Almost two months have passed since Roger Federer's last game played with Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup. The Swiss legend has decided to say goodbye to all his fans and put an end to his fantastic career in the Rod Laver event.

Federer relied on the presence of his two historical rivals, namely Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The image of the Swiss and the Majorcan hand in hand and in tears after the doubles match that closed the program of the first day of competitions, will remain forever in the history of tennis and sport.

Adriano Panatta has always spent words of great admiration for Federer. The former Italian champion has never hidden his discontent with modern tennis, which, according to him, ends up benefiting players with great physical strength and power.

Panatta: "Federer is an unforgettable champion"

Former Italian player Adriano Panatta, in a special scheduled on Sky Sport, explained: "Roger is a champion who will remain unforgettable, one of the few symbols of world sport that anyone knows.

The farewells are always sentimental and he tried hard to make him become melancholy, even a little too much: the tears, holding hands with Rafa. I'm a cynical old Italian, so I don't understand certain things, but I understand them and I say that Federer and Nadal's was a beautiful image.

I am romantic especially for that tennis that he expressed in a current way, a tennis that is nowhere to be seen anymore. The fact is that what he did couldn't be done, but he did it. For this reason in my opinion he is unforgettable, beyond the victories, the palmares and how many Slams he has won.

He was the one who played better, even if maybe others have won more. I look at the charm of a tennis player on the pitch, no one will be remembered as Federer."

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