'Roger Federer will decide to retire the day...', says top coach

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'Roger Federer will decide to retire the day...', says top coach

Swiss tennis player Roger Federer wanted to congratulate Novak Djokovic for reaching 20 Grand Slams and thus equaling the number of majors titles that both he and Rafael Nadal have: "Congratulations to Novak on his 20th Grand Slam title.

proud to have the opportunity to play in a special era full of great tennis champions. Wonderful performance today. Well done!", said Federer in a great sporting gesture that has been applauded by all fans of good tennis.

Federer has been repeatedly questioned by the press about his future

In his latest column for El Pais, Toni Nadal weighed in on Roger Federer's defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon quarterfinals and what the future holds for the Swiss.

The Spaniard believes Federer will soon be back on his feet, and that he hasn't bid farewell to his fans at SW19 just yet. "It is clear that for both Roger and Rafa, their respective defeats are somewhat more harrowing than in any other setting," Toni Nadal wrote in his column.

"And, hence the tone of the Swiss in the press conference that followed the match against the Pole, who not only eliminated him from the British Grand Slam but also did so with a resounding result." Toni then said he hoped Federer would bid goodbye to each of the four Grand Slams properly when the time comes.

"I believe that he, as well as Novak and Rafael, will decide to retire the day they feel they have no chance of victory. When Roger decides that that day has come, hopefully he will do so by saying goodbye one by one and, at least, of the four Grand Slams," Toni wrote.

"Both he and his millions of followers deserve another meeting in which they can dedicate the ovation and tribute to him for all that he has meant for our sport. On different occasions, I have heard the argument that the great stars of sports should retire while they are still able to maintain a high position so as not to tarnish their good reputation," he wrote.

"I do not agree with this statement, since I have never been left with the image of a great champion at the time of his decline. And to those who do it, at the very least, it is necessary to point out their mistake. After a brief review of yesterday's press, I pick up the following headlines: “Hurkacz throws Federer a donut”, “Federer expelled from the temple of tennis”, “Federer breaks in three sets”, “Hurkacz threw the king out of his kingdom”. Of course, I no longer read any of the texts."