Toni Nadal on Roger Federer's retirement: "I'm very sad"

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Toni Nadal on Roger Federer's retirement: "I'm very sad"

Toni Nadal commented on the news of Roger Federer's retirement. Rafael Nadal's uncle told: "Even though this news was in the air, I'm very sad. It's a very bad day for all tennis lovers. Roger Federer represented the perfect mix of effectiveness and class.

Roger's presence helped. my nephew Rafael Nadal to raise his level of play. The same happened with Novak Djokovic. Those three have taken tennis to another level. The news of Federer's farewell is a blow to everyone, myself included."

In the letter posted on his Instagram profile, Roger explained the reasons for his retirement: "Over the past three years I have had to deal with injuries and operations. I have worked hard to get back in shape, but I know the limits of my body and the messages that he sent me lately they have been clear.

I have to admit that it is time to put an end to my professional career."

Roger's retirement

The tennis world has been rocked by the news of Roger Federer's retirement. After 24 years of career, the Swiss champion will hang his racket after the Laver Cup.

The exhibition he founded will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September and will be the ideal occasion to celebrate the legendary career of he. A decision, that of the King, inevitable and dictated by constant physical problems.

There were many hoping that the Maestro could treat himself to one last ride of the carousel in 2023, but the former ATP number 1 realized he could not go on. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will not even compete in the ATP in Basel, which means he is unable to take on a singles match.

The last two and a half years have been terrible for the 41-year-old Swiss, who has had to deal with a serious right knee injury. Roger underwent three surgeries, but his physique no longer allowed him to play at high levels.