Swiss watchmaker Rolex paid a very moving tribute to Roger Federer, praising the Swiss for all he has been throughout his amazing tennis career. Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, has been a Rolex brand ambassador for more than two decades.
Throughout his career, Federer was considered one of the most elegant and classy players in the world of sport. On the other hand, Rolex is considered one of the finest brands. “There are certain things that numbers cannot convey.
The beauty he brought to the discipline enriched and perfected his game year after year. His grace and elegance on and off the pitch that have made him one of the most revered athletes of our time.”
“Numbers can never fully capture the extent of his ever-growing legend or the breadth of his ever-inspiring legacy. Its greatness is never measurable. Our sincere thanks go to Roger Federer for his impact on the world of sport and for making tennis forever.”
In his retirement message, Federer thanked everyone who helped make him the player and person he is today. “To my tennis family and beyond, of all the gifts tennis has given me over the years, without a doubt the greatest have been the people I’ve met along the way: my friends, my competitors and most importantly, the fans who bring this sport to life,” Federer said in his resignation message.
Federer, who has been one of the most marketed players throughout his career, specifically thanked his sponsors. “I want to thank my loyal sponsors who are really like partners to me,” added Federer.
Patrick McEnroe praises Federer
Patrick McEnroe believes Roger Federer made a ‘noble move’ by waiting for the US Open to end before announcing his retirement.
“And one more thing… Federer must have known about his announcement for a while. Yeah he waited long after the US Open ended to go public… Awesome,” he tweeted. Former world No. 1 Andre Agassi took to Twitter to say goodbye to Roger Federer.
“Your game and your spirit have taught us how beautifully tennis can be played, Roger Federer. Every moment you shared made us all better off. Thank you RF,” Agassi tweeted. Federer’s career will come to an end after next week’s Laver Cup.
The Laver Cup takes place in London next weekend. Roger has gone on to become one of the most accomplished players in the sport, winning 20 Grand Slam titles among several other laurels.