In a Slams match, Roger Federer triumphs over Nadal and Djokovic.

The staggering totals that Roger Federer has amassed over his career have continued to show up ever since he made it official two days ago in the early afternoon that he will retire from tennis after the conclusion of the Laver Cup.

The super champion from Basel achieved several firsts, but the record for consecutive triumphs in Slam competitions stands out. In fact, the Swiss Maestro is the only person to have won the US Open (from 2003 to 2007) and Wimbledon (for five straight years) in separate major tournaments (2004-2008).

Nobody can match him, not even his two greatest opponents with more Grand Slam titles, Rafael Nadal (who only achieved it at Roland Garros from 2010 to 2014) and Novak Djokovic (who only managed a maximum of three victories in a row at the Australian Open) (2011-2013).

The touching greeting from Djokovic and Nadal

A sportsman’s stature is undoubtedly determined by the victories he has in his particular sport, but it is also influenced by how his rivals view him. And Roger Federer also excels in this, consistently earning everyone’s ultimate respect.

The dedications made for the Swiss by his two most famous teammates, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, are significant for this reason. Despite the difficulties of facing this day, as he himself remarked, the Serbian will remember Roger Federer as an example of what it takes to achieve brilliance, on and off the court. The Majorcan wrote, “It has been a honor to live these years with you.” The winner from Basel who battled valiantly to make a comeback to the Tour for one final time is honored by the entire tennis community.

Ultimately, he realized that it was time to call it quits because one of this sport’s greatest figures will retire after the Laver Cup (23–25 September). He’ll put an era to rest. Roger will play his final matches on a tennis court the following week. All set?