'His Right Knee Was No Longer...', Says Roger Federer'S Mother

‘His right knee was gone…’ says Roger Federer’s mother

Roger Federer officially became a former player. The former number 1 in the world greeted the tennis played at the Laver Cup, held at the O2 Arena in London from September 23 to 25. On Friday night, the King played his last match with Rafael Nadal against Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, who won the super tiebreaker after canceling a match point.

Beyond the result, the fans were able to witness an emotional ceremony, made even more memorable by the tears of Roger and Rafa. The right knee forced the Swiss, over 41, to hang up his racket. The 20-time Grand Slam champion struggled to get back in shape, but this time Father Tempo outclassed him.

However, the Master of Basel has promised that he will not walk away from tennis, waiting to understand what his role will be in the coming years. In an interview with ‘Tages Anzeiger’, mother Lynette expressed her sincere opinion on the withdrawal of her son.

Lynette reflects on Federer

“Both Robert and I were dealing for a long time with the idea of ​​Roger Federer retiring, with the fact that his career was going to end. Not only because of his age, but also because of the various injuries that he had been dragging in recent years.

During this process we always kept a bit of hope, but we soon realized that the right knee was no longer in the ideal conditions for the competition», said Lynette. «We were always close to Roger, supporting him in everything.

I still follow the tennis circuit, but it is true that there are times when you realize that there are things that you are not so aware of, for example, that in his day he won the US Open five consecutive seasons. Life went on and on, until the time comes when you have to stop.»

Former American player Jim Courier had one of the toughest tasks of not letting his emotions get the better of him when he spoke to Federer in an on-court interview. «I felt a lot of pressure to do well because, like everyone else, I love Roger and I wanted him to have the moment the way he wanted to have it.

I assumed he would be excited, but I didn’t expect so much emotion from him and everyone else involved, especially Rafa. So it was an amazing moment to be a part of,» Courier said.

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