Novak Djokovic sends emotional message to his great rival Roger Federer
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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic made a special announcement after his great rival Roger Federer decided to end his magnificent career. Shortly after Federer's decision, Rafael Nadal took to social media and said that he regretted the Swiss's retirement.
However, Djokovic's announcement was not made for some time, and the Serbian tennis player decided to wait a day in order to prepare a very nice message. What is interesting, along with an emotional message for Federer, Djokovic published several photos from major finals in which he lost to the Swiss, such as the one from the US Open in 2007.
In this way, he once again showed how much he appreciates Federer. "Roger it’s hard to see this day and put into words all that we’ve shared in this sport together. Over a decade of incredible moments and battles to think back on.
Your career has set the tone for what it means to achieve excellence and lead with integrity and poise. It’s an honour to know you on and off court, and for many more years to come. I know that this new chapter will hold amazing things for you, Mirka, the kids, all your loved ones, and Roger fans still have a lot to look forward to." Djokovic said.
The Serbian tennis player wished the best things for Federer and his family in the future.
"From our family to yours, we wish you much joy, health, and prosperity in the future. Looking forward to celebrating your achievements and seeing you in London.
@rogerfederer" said Djokovic.
Rafael Nadal sent a meaningful message as well:
"Dear Roger, my friend and rival.
I wish this day would have never come. It’s a sad day for me personally and for sports around the world. "It’s been a pleasure but also an honor and privilege to share all these years with you, living so many amazing moments on and off the court.
"We will have many more moments to share together in the future, there are still lots of things to do together, we know that. For now, I truly wish you all the happiness with your wife, Mirka, your kids, your family and enjoy what’s ahead of you.
I’ll see you in London." By the way, Roger Federer will play the last tournament of his career next week. It is the Laver Cup, which is scheduled for September 23 to 25 in London.