Emotional Farewell of Great Tennis Player Roger Federer
Former number one tennis player Roger Federer announced the end of his 24-year professional career by releasing a video of 4 minutes 24 seconds. Considered one of the greatest grass-court players ever. Federer has won the most Wimbledon men’s singles titles (8). He also has six Australian Open and five US Open titles to his name. Federer has been able to win the French Open played on clay courts only once.
One of tennis’s all-time greats, Roger Federer said goodbye to the court on Friday. As announced earlier, the 41-year-old Swiss star played his last international match in the Laver Cup. However, they lost. In this men’s doubles match, Federer, who came out with his friend Rafael Nadal, was defeated 6-4, 6-7, 9-11 by Frances Tiafo and Jack Sock of America.
Roger Got Emotional
After losing the last match, he got emotional on the court and said crying – ‘I am not sad… I am happy.’ But, there were tears in his eyes. Federer, standing in the middle of the tennis court, raised both his hands and greeted the fans. Then the Serbian star met Novak Djokovic. During this, his partner Nadal also appeared emotional. During his farewell, Federer was sometimes seen laughing and crying emotionally.
24 years felt just 24 hours
Federer has thanked his fans and rival players on this journey. Fedor said, ‘I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches in 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than ever before and now I have to decide when is the end of my career.
Won the last Grand Slam in 2018
Federer won his last Grand Slam title on 28 January 2018. Then he defeated Marin Cilic of Croatia in the title match. At the same time, he became the first male player to win 20 Grand Slams.
Despite reaching the fourth round of the French Open played in June 2021, Federer had decided to withdraw from the tournament. He took this decision to keep himself fit for Wimbledon. They were defeated in straight sets in the quarterfinals.