Bocelli thanks Federer: "It was an even greater honor to stand beside him"



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Bocelli thanks Federer: "It was an even greater honor to stand beside him"
© Andrea Bocelli Official Instagra account

Fans were moved by the tears shed by Roger Federer for the Andrea Bocelli's concert, at the Hallenstadion in Zurich. Towards the end of the show, the Italian tenor, alerted to his presence, invited the Swiss champion onto the stage and dedicated to him Nessun Dorma, the very famous aria from the opera Turandot by Giacomo Puccini.

The video immediately went viral on social media and fans went crazy, hearing the tenor's voice that moved the native of Basel. Who cried in front of everyone showing the more sensitive side of him.

Bocelli send a beautiful message to Federer

Through a message on Instagram, Bocelli thanked Federer with some wonderful words.

I was moved reading the message from my countrymam, who wrote: "A myth on and off the court. A master whose control and dexterity inspire wonder, defying the humanly possible, with a loyalty and a sensitivity that the world glimpses both in the many legendary finals and in the many humanitarian endeavors that see him come out on top regularly – with the latter being the most important, because they aim to make everyone, and life itself, the winner.

When I picture Roger Federer, I imagine him offering a handshake and an earnest smile to his opponent after a match. This intense, authentic gesture reveals the greatness of a modern hero, a shining example for us all. I myself had the privilege of shaking his hand on stage in Zurich.

It was a true honor to dedicate my last song, one of opera's best-known victory anthems, to him. It was an even greater honor to stand beside him and share the intense emotion of the moment before releasing the intensity with a hug that I have borne in my heart since that evening."