Kristina Mladenovic thanked Roger Federer for everything he has done for tennis and admitted that it was an honor and privilege for her to have a chance to play mixed doubles with the Swiss. Federer, 41, decided to end his astonishing tennis career after this week’s Laver Cup.
In 2015, Mladenovic and Federer played mixed doubles together at the IPTL. “Taking with me these fun & unforgettable memories, thank you Roger,” Mladenovic wrote on Instagram. “I will miss watching you play.
It was a true honor and privilege to have played with you in the same team!”
Playing with Federer was a dream come true for Federer
Throughout his entire career, Federer was focused on singles.
The only time Federer would play doubles would in most cases be during the Olympics, Hopman Cup or Davis Cup. “Oh my God. Personally I enjoyed it, it’s been like the most exciting days in my tennis career, I have to say,” Mladenovic said after playing mixed doubles with Federer.
“He probably doesn’t know it but I’m probably one of Roger’s biggest fans and it was like such a dreamy situation for me to be by his side. He was kind of coaching me, giving me advice, and sometimes even during his singles asking us for advice and I was like ‘wow, this is never going to happen often in my life, that Roger is asking me what do’, that kind of situation was a lot of fun.