Stan Wawrinka cried for Roger Federer's retirement

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Stan Wawrinka cried for Roger Federer's retirement

In the latest edition of the RMC Court No.1 podcast, Stan Wawrinka returned to talk about the farewell of his illustrious countryman Roger Federer. Wawrinka told during the podcast, talking about Roger: "I cried for Roger Federer's retirement.

It was not easy for anyone to accept that his career was over, we all felt very strong emotion. Talking about Federer's retirement is still difficult for me today. When I set foot on the ATP Tour, he was already there. He was like an older brother to me, as well as a friend.

" In a recent interview for the ATP website, Dominic Stricker paid tribute to the Swiss Maestro: "Living in Switzerland, my greatest idol could only be Roger Federer. Roger is Swiss and had a game that everyone would like to imitate.

We often trained together in Dubai during the off-season and I got some great advice from him. Federer has had an incredible impact on our sport."

Roger's farewell

On 23 September 2022, Roger Federer said goodbye to tennis played at the Laver Cup.

In the splendid setting of the O2 Arena in London, the Swiss played his last match alongside his long-time rival Rafael Nadal against Americans Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe . The former world number 1 received a fantastic tribute at the end of the match, reflecting his enormous impact on tennis and sport in general.

Fans were hoping that the King would be able to treat himself to one last ride of the carousel in 2023, but the condition of his right knee led him to make a decision that was as painful as it was inevitable. 20 Slams, 103 ATP titles, 28 Masters 1000 and 6 ATP Finals are just some of the numbers thanks to which Federer has become one of the greatest athletes ever. In the letter published on Instagram on September 15, the Basel Master promised that he will not stray from tennis.