Roger Federer and Serena Williams have been recognized as the biggest tennis stars of the last two decades. They have won 43 individual Major titles and have achieved many records that will hardly be equaled. After staying on the Tour since the late 90’s, two legends will retire in the same month!
Serena finished her glorious run at the beloved US Open, while Roger will follow her at next week’s Laver Cup. The Swiss veteran has decided to end his career in London, struggling to get back to his best after three knee surgeries.
Federer entered the 2020 season as the third strongest link on the Tour. Still, a knee injury halted his progress after the 2020 Australian Open, he underwent three surgeries and played only six tournaments in the last three seasons.
Unable to get back to where he belongs, Roger will wrap up his incredible run in the Laver Cup, giving his fans the chance to see him again in official match. Serena welcomed Roger to the senior citizens club, she honored her friend and called him an inspiration.
Federer and Williams were rivals at the 2019 Hopman Cup, when the US faced Switzerland in the round robin stage. Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Williams and Frances Tiafoe 4-2, 4-3 in 46 minutes.
Serena Williams and Roger Federer will retire in the same month.
The Swiss pair served very well in the first set, breaking Tiafoe in game five after Bencic’s winning comeback.
Federer and Bencic opened the scoring when Roger held the tie in game six 4-2. Roger and Belinda saved a break point in the fourth game of the second set to keep their serve intact. The set went into a tie break and the European squad won 5-3 after a fantastic volley from Federer.
«I wanted to find the perfect way to say this, as you so eloquently put an end to this game, perfectly done, just like your career. I have always admired and admired you. Our paths were always so similar, so much the same.
You inspired countless millions and millions of people, including me, and we will never forget it. I applaud you and look forward to everything you do in the future. Welcome to the retired club. And thank you for being who you are,» Serena Williams said.