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Eugenie Bouchard pays tribute to ‘ultimate role model’ Roger Federer

Eugenie Bouchard has paid a tribute to Roger Federer as she says the Swiss will always be the ultimate role model for her. Federer, a former 20-time Grand Slam champion, retired from professional tennis at this year’s Laver Cup.

Federer, who left a major mark on tennis history, went down as one of the greatest players the game has ever seen. Throughout his career, Federer was known as a pure class and was often described as the best possible ambassador for tennis.

Bouchard is happy knowing there are kids looking up to her, but she doubts anyone will ever look at her she way she looked at Federer. “Well, I mean, the way I look at Roger, I don’t know if it can be replicated by anyone.

If there are kids that look up to me, I’ve always said this throughout my career: It’s just an honor,” Bouchard said, per Sportskeeda.

How Bouchard reacted to Federer, Rafael Nadal holding hands

After announcing his plans to retire at the Laver Cup, Federer also expressed a desire to play doubles with Nadal in his final match.

Nadal, who created the greatest tennis rivalry with Federer, granted Federer’s wish. In Federer’s final match, he and Nadal took on Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe at the Laver Cup. After the match was over, Federer broke down in tears while he was addressing the crowd.

There was one moment, which captured Federer and Nadal holding hands on the chair. The photo quickly became viral and Bouchard said it was her “favorite photo of all time.” “My favorite photo of all time,” Bouchard wrote on Twitter.

After Nadal finished his US Open run, he suggested he could take a pause because he wanted to return to Spain and to be with his wife, who was pregnant at the time. But then Federer called Nadal and revealed to him his intention to retire at the Laver Cup.

Nadal flew to London just a day before the start of the Laver Cup and he also left the morning after his doubles match with Federer. Nadal basically came to London just because he wanted to give Federer the retirement he was hoping for.

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