Andy Murray: "We were hoping for another Roger Federer's miracle"



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Andy Murray: "We were hoping for another Roger Federer's miracle"

Andy Murray, who will take part in the Laver Cup, admitted that he did not expect to receive such news: the retirement of Roger Federer. Andy said: "I didn't think Roger Federer would announce his retirement from tennis right now.

We knew his situation was complicated enough, but we were all hoping for a miraculous comeback next year. When I agreed to play the Laver Cup, I never thought it would be the last event of Roger's career. It will be a very special moment and I hope Federer can compete.

It would be the best way to end a legendary career. " In a long interview with the Blick newspaper, Pierre Paganini explained the reasons for the Roger retirement: "It is not up to me to judge, but I think it was a wise decision.

In July we tried to force more in training, but we saw that something was wrong. Roger had to try hard to keep the intensity relatively low. There we realized that a return to the tour would be impossible."

Roger's retirement

The announcement of Roger Federer's retirement took everyone by surprise.

While it wasn't a bolt from the blue, given the Swiss's physical problems over the past two years, no one expected the news to come on an anonymous mid-September afternoon. The former world number 1 will greet professional tennis at the end of the Laver Cup, which will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23-25 ​​September.

The fact that the King has decided to renounce the ATP in Basel has led many to believe that he is unable to sustain a singles match. An injury to his right knee ruined the last part of the Maestro's career, who took the field with a dropper after the semi-final at the Australian Open 2020.

Just 13 official matches played in 2021, with a record of nine wins and four losses. Fans were hoping that their idol would be able to treat himself to one last ride in 2023, but the Swiss preferred not to force further.