Tennis – Fans hope this story will reach Federer.
Reacting to one of Roger Federer’s retirement messages, a tennis fan explained how much joy Roger brought to his late dad suffering from poor vision. “Roger, my dad was your biggest fan. And he left last year not seeing Rafa and Nole beat your Grand Slam records.
In his heart you were always and will always be the number 1. Despite having lost 90% of his eye sight, he would sit 10cm from the TV and watch all your games. Thank you, Roger, for the emotions and pleasure you gave to him and to us.
Your Greatness can indeed not be measured. Much Love and Respect to one of the Greatest Athletes of All Time: Roger Federer,” said the fan going under the nickname OCEE. Another fan was impressed by the story above. “I thought I was the biggest fan until I read this.
Hope Fed gets to read this,” wrote the fan.
Roger Federer announced his retirement
Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, has announced his retirement from tennis at the age of 41.
Federer, who turned 41 in August, hasn’t competed since Wimbledon last year due to knee surgery. Federer announced his intention to retire after next week’s Laver Cup in London in a statement released on Thursday. Federer, who has had three knee surgeries since 2020, was supposed to compete in the Laver Cup and the ATP 500 event in Basel next week.
Federer, on the other hand, says he is listening to his body and believes retiring is the appropriate thing to do. “To my tennis family and beyond, of all the gifts that tennis has given me over the years, the greatest, without a doubt, has been the people I’ve met along the way: my friends, my competitors, and most of all the fans who give the sport its life.
Today, I want to share some news with all of you,” Federer started his statement. “As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I’ve worked hard to return to full competitive form.
But I also know my body’s capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear. I’m 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career.
The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event. I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but just not in Grand Slams or on the tour.”