It was an emotional farewell for Roger Federer final Friday in London on the O2 Arena on the finish of the final and remaining match of his illustrious profession. The 24-year-long profession, studded with 103 profession titles, together with 20 Grand Slams, had come to an finish. Recalling the day, the second, Federer revealed the way it felt like a “movie” for him to say goodbye to the world of tennis within the presence of his largest rivals of his profession – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
Last Thursday, Federer had shocked world tennis by saying his retirement from the game, saying that the Laver Cup could be his final and remaining match. In the occasion in London, he teamed up with Nadal for a doubles in his remaining profession sport, however was surprised by the Team World pair of Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock within the match tie-break. After the match, Federer was honoured in a ceremony which was held within the early hours of Saturday the place Nadal, Djokovic and Murray gave him an ideal send-off and the Swiss legend admitted that it felt like a “movie”.
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“It’s very particular, it’s highly unique,” he informed Set Tenis. “I thought the moment was special on many levels, it was different, it had everything. It was like a movie, you know. There was drama but yet there was happiness and it ended in a great way.”
He continued: “For me it was a special, special celebration of my career and that I was able to do it with my biggest rivals – not only just Rafa but also Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, for me it’s incredible really. It means everything to me. The send-off was just magic so I loved every moment.”
Federer has nonetheless promised to stay related to the sport, hinting in direction of extra lively participation on exhibition matches and possibly even in commentating. He additionally revealed that he would wish to go to all of the venues, particularly the Grand Slams, subsequent 12 months to say his remaining goodbye.