Roger Federer will formally retire from tennis this weekend. The Swiss will compete in the fifth Laver Cup, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena from September 23 to 25. The King had to give up in the face of the facts, even though he never lost the desire to compete again.
According to its longtime trainer Pierre Paganini in a thorough interview with the journal “Blick,” the development gained in recent months is insufficient to allow the team to return to the highest levels. Due to a severe right knee injury, the 20-time Grand Slam winner has not been able to play as much or as frequently as he would have liked over the past two and a half years.
The former ATP number one made a hesitant comeback attempt in 2021, playing just 13 official matches and not making it past Wimbledon‘s quarterfinals. In an indication of his intention to close the field, the Basel native, 41, has already come in London and trained with Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The purpose of Yves Allegro’s lengthy interview with “matin.ch” was to honor his dear friend Roger.
Allegro compliments Federer.
Yves Allegro, a close friend and doubles partner of Roger Federer, has a lot to say about the 20-time Grand Slam champion.
The former world number 32 in doubles discussed the legacy of the “maestro” at matin.ch after sharing a story about the birth of the Federer couple’s twins. I had the good fortune to go through it all with him.
Michael Lammer, Marco Chiudinelli, and I can only express our gratitude to him for allowing us to experience such an amazing time. He transformed tennis and elevated it to a new level, much as Tiger Woods did for golf, which is why I consider him to be the best player of all time.
He is responsible for both the increased prize money and the media integration. Many people in Switzerland and around the world had their lives altered by him, who also made tennis an international sport. In athletics, no one else has accomplished that. Patrick McEnroe remembered his remarkable interview with Roger Federer with nostalgia.
I just shake hands with Roger as we both sit on the bench amid the frenzied audience. They are preparing for the trophy awards so that we can have a brief break, and then CBS cuts to commercial. Roger, well done, you finished the match so quickly, you know so fill up the time would be acceptable to conduct an extensive interview?” I removed my earpiece and set it aside. said McEnroe.