A few hours ago, Roger Federer literally shocked the tennis world with a farewell letter announcing his retirement from tennis. At 41 years old, all the fans were aware that he had to arrive sooner or later that day, but the day of the official announcement is always very «heavy».
Through his social profiles, Roger announced that next week he will make his last big appearance at the Laver Cup and then he will officially say goodbye to the world of tennis, the world that made him famous in this sport: «To my tennis family and more over there.
Of all the gifts that tennis has given me over the years, the greatest is undoubtedly that of having introduced me to people along the way: my friends, my rivals and, above all, the fans. Today I want to share with you a news.
As everyone knows, the last three years have been challenging for me in the form of injuries. I tried very hard to go back, but my body was sending me clear messages. Tennis has treated me better than I ever dreamed, but I must admit that the time has come to end my professional career.
The Laver Cup in London next week will be my last ATP tournament. I will no longer participate in the Grand Slams or in the circuit tournaments. It has been a bittersweet decision, because I will miss everything that the world of tennis has given me.
At the same time, there is a lot to celebrate.» Many champions from the present and the past have said goodbye to the Swiss phenomenon through a social message. From Sinner and Alcaraz to Rafael Nadal, everyone has said goodbye to Roger and even some stars from the past. has sent celebratory tweets for the Swiss champion.
Federer will leave after the Laver Cup
Severin Luthi, Roger Federer’s long-time coach, revealed that the 20-time Grand Slam champion will be remembered primarily for being a good person. «I think many will remember him mainly as a good person.
That is more important than winning a title more or less. The kindness of him and how he behaved with the other players. Roger has contributed to players treating each other with more respect,» Luthi said.
«He talks to everyone in the locker room. It doesn’t matter who he is. It’s about the person. Sure, his successes won’t be forgotten anytime soon. But I think the human aspect is even more important. will turn his back on tennis,» he added.