The sports world was shocked by the announcement of Roger Federer to retire from professional tennis. From the confirmation of him, speculations were activated that he could be fired at the Laver Cupthe tournament that brings together the best players on the European circuit and the rest of the world, due to the physical condition that led him to say goodbye.
This Wednesday, it was the Swiss tennis player who took the floor and confirmed that he will not play singles in the tournament that will take place from September 23 to 25 at the stadium O2 of London and that his last meeting will be in the company of his historic rival. “It is clear that the most beautiful thing would be to play the doubles here with Nadal because it has been my great rivalry “said Federer in the press conference prior to the start of the contest.
Before speaking with the media in general, the winner of 20 Grand Slam titles had a conference with the media in his country in which he gave indications that his farewell was going to be double. “I will not be able to play individual matches, this was quite clear. That is why it was not an option to play the Basel tournament in October. I’ll probably play doubles here on Friday night and that’s it. I asked our captain, Bjorn Borgif it was okay for him to do that and he told me I could do whatever I wanted.
Asked how he got through the retirement decision, Federer was blunt. “The knee did not evolve and I had to make the decision to retire. I was sad when I realized that it was the end, ”she confessed. “It was after Wimbledon that I made the decision, on vacation, this summer,” explained the winner of 103 titles in his glorious sports career.
In addition to talking about his departure from the circuit, Federer chose the best moments of his career. “When I beat Sampras at Wimbledon and the 2017 comeback in Australia when I beat Nadal. I haven’t thought about it exactly either, ”he explained, before confessing that he would recriminate himself every year as a professional. “Maybe I could have been more professional at the beginning of my career”.
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