'Roger Federer represents it perfectly', says expert

“Roger Federer represents it perfectly,” says expert

Roger Federer’s career ended on Friday, September 23 at the Laver Cup. To be honest, the Swiss champions had played very little in the last two seasons due to a serious injury to his right knee. The former world No. 1 underwent three surgeries but was never able to regain his competitive skills.

The 41-year-old Basel native attempted a timid comeback last year, playing just 13 competitive games and in a precarious state to say the least. After the blow he suffered against Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon, the king decided to intervene again with the aim of giving himself one last ride.

As the months went by, it became increasingly clear that such a return would never happen. In the early afternoon of September 15, the 20-time Grand Slam champion announced his decision to hang up his racquet. A response conducted in July had actually convinced him to say enough.

In an interview with ‘We Love Tennis Magazine’, Claude Onesta – former coach of the French handball team – had wonderful words for Federer.

Onesta pays tribute to Federer

“I see in Roger Federer a class and a prestige that in modern sport compared to basketball players and footballers, it allows to maintain this exemplary nature; Tennis has kept this form of the model image and Federer represents it perfectly,” said Claude Onesta.

Tomas Berdych spoke openly about his former rival Roger Federer. “Anyone who wanted to compare the biggest aces by numbers would find arguments for different players. The number of Grand Slam titles is perhaps the most objective measure, but there are athletes who have made a big mark.

I think Roger will make a bigger dent than Djokovic. I think he’s a bigger icon than Nadal. Maybe because he started this great era. What he did for tennis cannot be matched by any results,” said Berdych. After Federer’s retirement, Berdych explained that because of the Swiss’s skill and performance on the court, many fans started watching matches and even started playing .

“There were a lot of people who watched matches or started playing themselves because of his skills and performance on the pitch. That makes him superior to others. Although of course I can understand if a fan finds something special about Nadal, Djokovic or other players “, he said.

The Swiss Maestro took to Instagram to share some insights into the final tournament of his illustrious career. Sharing pictures on his official Instagram profile, he said: “We all hope for a fairytale ending. Here’s how it went for me: Lost my last singles, Lost my last doubles, Lost my last team event, Lost my vote during the week, Lost my job”.

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