The tennis world has been shocked by the news of Roger Federer's retirement. The Swiss champion, twenty times winner of Grand Slam trials, had been standing still for several months but someone was imagining a different ending.
Roger, at 41, however, has decided to say enough and has announced that he will attend the Laver Cup for the last time on the tennis courts (officially), a tournament scheduled in a few days. In these hours, several champions have written about Roger's farewell.
Tennis champions and not only, all sportsmen and fans have expressed a comment for their favorites and among these the comment of Juan Martin Del Potro has not gone unnoticed. The 33-year-old Argentine champion has been very unlucky during his career: he has achieved excellent results, but his rise has been held back by constant physical problems.
Juan Martin has an excellent relationship with Roger Federer despite having given him one of the worst defeats of his career. The Argentine won a Grand Slam, right against Federer, beating him in the final at the US Open 2009.
A great achievement in one of the most beautiful matches of his career. Through his social profiles, Del Potro also greeted The Swiss Maestro with a splendid message. Below is the tweet about it:
💔😢. I LOVE YOU, Roger.
Nadal and the salute to Federer
From Stefanos Tsitsipas to Alexander Zverev, many greeted Roger Federer and one of the most beautiful messages is the one left by his friend and great rival Rafael Nadal.
The Spanish champion posted the following message on social media: "It's a sad day for me personally and for people all over the world who love sports. I told you when we talked and here it is. It has been a pleasure, but also an honor and a privilege to share all these years with you, having so many wonderful moments together, on and off the court.
We will still have many moments to share to share together in the future, but there are still many things to do together, we know. For now, I would sincerely wish you the best with your wife Mirka, your children, your family and enjoy for what the future will give you. We will see you in London for the Laver Cup."