The world of tennis had to say goodbye to two of the biggest superstars on the men and women's Tour in 2022. They are Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Both have left an indelible mark and have entered the hearts of all fans thanks to their immense talent.
The Swiss champion, as his matches and the numerous polls launched by the ATP have shown, is the tennis player most loved by fans, and he has decided to retire to the Laver Cup, by playing one last doubles match with his friend-rival Rafael Nadal.
The US legend, on the other hand, chose to end her career at the US Open, where she reached the third round fighting to the last point and beating number two seed Anett Kontaveit. Williams, however, has never ruled out the possibility of returning to play an official tournament in the future.
Paolo Bertolucci: "Tennis will go on also without Roger Federer"
Two farewells that did not leave spectators indifferent and that could have a strong impact on the future of tennis. Paolo Bertolucci, in an exclusive interview with the newspaper L'Unione Sarda, focused precisely on the destiny of tennis.
Former Italian tennis star said: "World tennis greeted in 2022 two phenomena like Roger Federer and Serena Williams, unique and unrepeatable. But he will be able to carry on. With new faces, new champions. Because it is an increasingly international sport that is always evolving.
Federer's retirement was in the air, unfortunately, his identity card paid off, he did everything to postpone his retirement as long as possible, he suffered a lot until the end. It will also be Nadal and Novak Djokovic's turn in the next few years? Sooner or later it will have to happen, fans must take it into account by making one consideration above all.
For 15 years we have experienced an unrepeatable season with champions like Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, capable of breaking any record and playing fantastic tennis."