The announcement of Roger Federer‘s retirement has shocked the tennis community. After the Laver Cup, the 24-year-old Swiss champion will hang up his racket. The exhibition he founded, which will be held at the O2 Arena in London from September 23 to 25, will be the perfect opportunity to honor his illustrious career.
The King had to make a decision, and it was forced by ongoing bodily issues. Many had hoped that in 2023, the Maestro could reward himself to one final trip on the carousel, but the former ATP No. 1 knew he could not continue.
The 20-time Grand Slam victor is unable to play in a singles match because he will not even take part in the ATP event in Basel. The 41-year-old Swiss man has endured a dreadful two and a half years due to a severe right knee injury.
Despite having three surgeries, Roger’s body no longer let him to play at a high level. Toni Nadal offered his thoughts on the news of Roger Federer‘s retirement in an interview with “RMC Sport.”
King Roger and Toni Nadal
During the Moscato Show program on RMC Sport, Toni Nadal responded to the news that Roger Federer would be retiring after the Laver Cup, which is slated to take place from September 23 to 25, 2022.
And Toni’s response was rather straightforward when the reporter questioned him about whether his nephew Rafael Nadal would have been as successful without the Swiss. “Of course not. In my opinion, Rafael always needed to step up his game against Federer.
And Djokovic experienced the same thing. All the other players were brought up to the level of these three. It’s a terrible day for everyone who enjoys tennis, like I do. This choice seems reasonable given that Federer, 41, recently experienced a setback with his knee while undergoing rehabilitation.
The greatest gift that tennis has given me over the years has without a doubt been the people I’ve encountered along the way: my friends, my rivals, and most importantly, the fans who give the sport its vitality, he said to his tennis family and those outside of it.
“Today, I want to let you all know about some news. As many of you are aware, the last three years have been difficult for me due to injuries and operations. I’ve put a lot of effort into getting back to my best for competition. However, I am also aware of my body’s capabilities and limitations, and lately, my body has been communicating with me clearly.