In the letter posted on Instagram on September 15, 2022, Roger Federer promised that he would not step away from tennis after his retirement. The former world number 1 played his last official match at the Laver Cup 2022, which took place from 23 to 25 September at the O2 Arena in London.
The Swiss joined forces with his friend and longtime rival Rafael Nadal to face the Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, who prevailed in the super tiebreak. The 20-time Grand Slam champion received a stunning tribute at the end of the match, testament to the enormous impact he has had on the sport over the past two decades.
The 41-year-old from Basel dreamed of giving himself one last ride in 2023, but the conditions of his right knee convinced him to give up. The King is enjoying his 'retirement' and has visited several cities in recent months, as well as taking a short trip to Wimbledon.
According to some rumors, the Maestro will comment on Wimbledon 2023 for the BBC.
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Roger Federer does not seem very interested at the moment in attending the tournaments as a luxury guest. Tennis Australia invited the Swiss maestro to the tournament, but at the moment he is not interested in traveling the world to attend these types of events.
Now the objective of the Australian Open is to be able to count on Federer by 2024, when it will be 20 years since he managed to lift the first of his 6 titles in Melbourne, a moment for which the organization has great celebration plans, according to The Sydney Morning.
Herald. The one who will be present will be the current camepona Ashleigh Barty, who will receive numerous tributes. Playing Roger Federer was one of the most awe-inspiring as well as annoying experiences at the same time for former India No.
1 Sumit Nagal. "Federer you can call a magician. You don’t know what is coming," Nagal said when reflecting on one of the biggest matches of his career so far. That is one of the most annoying parts to play against him that you have no clue," the Indian tennis star continued.
"Is this guy going to hit a second serve and come to the net? Is he going for a short cross-court backhand? Or trying to make you (come) in. He has too many options, you know. You realize it but in the end, you also need to know what you are capable of and not capable of."