On September 15, 2022, the world of tennis had a fairly strong earthquake, caused by the announcement of Roger Federer. The Swiss champion, after having had less than optimal sensations on how his knee rehabilitation was proceeding, decided to say goodbye to the sport that made him famous since the early 2000s.
The 41-year-old thrilled the many fans and enthusiasts with a very touching letter spread on his social channels. "Without you, my successes would have been empty, without joy and energy. The last 24 years on the tour have been an adventure.
While at times it felt like it all went by in 24 hours, at times it was so deep and magical that it felt like it lasted a lifetime. I have been lucky enough to play in front of you in over 40 countries. I laughed and cried, I felt joy and pain, and at times I felt so alive.
During my travels, I have been lucky enough to meet wonderful people, who will remain in my life forever, who always have a minute of their life busy to come and see me and cheer for me around the world." This is what the native of Basel wrote.
to explain to everyone the difficult decision he made. The winner of 20 Slam titles is ready to end his splendid career in the Laver Cup, the event he created a few years ago: a great double challenge is expected with another of the Fab 4, with Rafael Nadal among the most popular to compete in a match with the 41 year old.
At the moment, however, Roger's participation in the field is not yet 100% confirmed, even if the tennis icon wants to be a protagonist with all of himself, despite physical problems.
Russell praises Federer
Among the many who paid tribute to him was F1 driver George Russell, who got to know the Swiss star at a last grand prix.
Federer was invited by Mercedes to follow a race directly in the garage, making friends with Lewis Hamilton and the young Brit. "Roger, congratulations on your amazing career! It was an honor to watch you on the pitch. Enjoy the retirement, I can't wait to see you in the future at other Formula 1 races!
"The current fourth driver in the world commented on social networks.