Here is a summary of the reaction of Roger Federer, 20 times Grand Slam champion and former world number one, announcing his retirement from the sport at the age of 41 after the Laver Cup later this month: WIMBLEDON, WHERE FEDERER HAS WON A MEN’S RECORD EIGHT TITLES
“Roger, where do we start? It has been a privilege to witness your journey and see you become a champion in every sense of the word. thank you, for the memories and the joy you have given to so many people.”
BILLIE JEAN KING, FORMER WOMEN’S NUMBER ONE “Roger Federer is a champion of champions. He has the most complete game of his generation and has won the hearts of sports fans around the world with incredible speed on the court and a powerful spirit. of tennis.
“He had a historic career with memories that will live on and on. Congratulations Roger Federer. We wish you the best as you continue on your journey.” SCOTT LLOYD, CEO OF THE LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION
“He will retire as one of the legends of the game, who brought joy to everyone who watches tennis. No one who saw him play will forget his grace, elegance and poise on the court. “We were fortunate that several of his greatest performances came at Wimbledon, and he will always remain a favorite with the UK crowd.”
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO, FORMER US OPEN CHAMPION “I LOVE YOU, Roger. Thank you for everything you have done in tennis and with me. The world of tennis will never be the same without you.
ANDY RODDICK, WHO LOST THE 2009 WIMBLEDON FINAL TO FEDERER “Bravo Roger. Thank you for the memories shared my friend. It was an honor to share time/experiences on the most hallowed grounds of our sport. Don’t be a foreign.
“Also, it seems like a good time to start training for Wimby (obviously just kidding).” PETRA KVITOVA, TWO-TIME WIMBLEDON CHAMPION
“Roger – you have always been a huge inspiration to me. Your elegance, your grace, your beautiful game. “I have always held you in very high regard and want to congratulate you on an incredible career. Tennis won’t be the same without you! Thanks.”
ROLAND GARROS “An inspiration on and off the court. Thank you, Roger.”
LAVER CUP “Congratulations on a transcendent competitive career. Thank you for being an endless source of inspiration.”
SWISS TENNIS “Thank you Roger Federer for everything you have done for Swiss and international tennis, for all the countless emotions we have been able to share with you, for every child you have inspired to play tennis!”
MILOS RAONIC “Thank you for doing more for tennis than anyone else. Thanks to you, competitors and fans around the world can experience and enjoy it all over the world.
“Congratulations on your accomplishments and the people you continue to influence in and outside of tennis.” DENIS SHAPOVALOV
“A role model for me and so many others!! Thank you for everything Roger. It was a privilege to share the court with you!!” DAVID FERRER, FORMER WORLD NUMBER THREE
“The saddest day in tennis. Thank you, Mr. Federer.” GARY LINEKER, FORMER FOOTBALLER AND TV PRESENTER
“It was one of life’s greatest pleasures to watch you play. You have brought so much joy to so many people. Good luck in the future.” JUDY MURRAY, ANDY MURRAY’S MOTHER
“The end of a magnificent era.” (Compiled by Rohith Nair and Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; edited by Hugh Lawson)
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