Tennis legend Roger Federer revealed the scenes of his decision to retire from yellow courts permanently.
Federer stated in a lengthy statement through his personal accounts that the Laver Cup would be his last professional appearance.
Roger held a press conference before the start of the competition, and said: “I am happy because I know this is the right decision, but I felt sad the moment I realized that the time had come.”
“I love tying my shoes, getting ready to tie my hair and look in the mirror and say ‘Are you ready?'” he added.
“You always want to play forever, it takes a little bit to get used to the idea of being away from the competition.”
Federer made it clear that his final match will be in the doubles competitions, but his partner in the meeting has not yet been decided. “It is up to captain Bjorn Borg.”
“It has been a very great journey, and I am grateful for that,” he concluded.
It is expected, according to Sky, that Rafael Nadal is Federer’s potential partner.
The Diver Cup is an international tennis tournament on the hard court between Team Europe and Team World and the latter consists of players from all other continents and each team is headed by a “leader”, responsible for selecting the partners in the pairs competition.
For many years, Federer and Nadal alternated the throne of the world of tennis between the first and second places.
Nadal and Federer have faced each other in 40 matches. Nadal won 24 matches, while Federer has 16 matches.
Federer (41 years) won during his career 20 titles in the four Grand Slam tournaments.
Federer’s Grand Slam titles are as follows:
- Wimbledon 2003
- Australia 2004
- Wimbledon 2004
- America 2004
- Wimbledon 2005
- America 2005
- Australia 2006
- WebMD 2006
- America 2006
- Australia 2007
- WebMD 2007
- America 2007
- America 2008
- Roland Garros 2009
- Changes 2009
- Australia 2010
- 2012 changes
- Australia 2017
- Changes 2017
- Australia 2018
Federer won a total of 103 titles, most recently Miami in 2019.