Roger Federer ended his splendid career as a professional player at the O2 Arena in London with a historical double together with his Spanish friend Rafael Nadal, failing to conquer the last victory and joy from the point of view of the result, which however he took on very little relevance compared to the rest of the thanks and celebrations.
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The tribute to the Swiss tennis player was beautiful and very emotional, the 41-year-old from Basel did not hold back the strong emotions he felt in those moments after the match and cried continuously during the farewell ceremony.
Another person particularly affected by everything and in tears for some time was Rafa, who demonstrated how the feeling of friendship is sometimes indescribable. The Spaniard suffered greatly from the farewell of the Swiss Maestro, from all the crowd present in the stands, the touching interview he held on the pitch and the hugs in the center of the arena.
Roger Federer closed his amazing career with many records, among which the 8 Wimbledon titles. In total, the Swiss Maestro won 20 Slams titles: 8 Wimbledon, 6 Australian Open, 5 US Open, 1 Roland Garros, and the wins record on grass and hard-courts.
Nick Kyrgios shocked by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s tears
At the press conference he then underlined how he lost a part of himself after this retirement. The two rivals for a long time on the field have thus given a lesson in sportsmanship to the whole world, something to teach and probably never forget in life: after the 40 battles and titles won, as well as the run-up to become better than the other, both are they found each other and played together for one last time.
Nick Kyrgios wanted to pay another tribute to the eight-time Wimbledon champion, through Instagram: “Goodbye king,” he commented. Then the thought about Nadal and Djokovic: “Novak knows that the chances for the Grand Slams are better now!
Rafa is shattered,” he added and concluded. A very special message spread by the Australian, who naturally couldn’t miss this great match. No official responses from the three athletes to Nick arrived.
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