By his Twitter profile, the well-known commentator Alan Wilkins spent good phrases for Roger Federer: “I nonetheless battle to digest the information of Federer’s retirement! I do not know methods to deal with such a jolt, as a result of there’ll by no means be one other tennis participant like him once more.”
A couple of days in the past, Jim Courier additionally returned to the Grasp’s retreat: “I knew there can be some very touching moments on the night time of Federer’s retreat. Roger is among the best athletes ever and his retirement might solely generate a wave of reactions all over the world.
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have been additionally visibly moved, particularly Rafa. It was really a memorable night. Everybody realized it was the tip of an period and let themselves be carried away by the magic of that second.”
The final singles performed by the King will stay the one towards Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon 2021.
What Roger Federer will do after he retires
Roger Federer’s profession ended at this 12 months’s Laver Cup. The previous world number one, who hadn’t set foot on the pitch for over a 12 months, performed his final match alongside his arch-rival Rafael Nadal at London’s O2 Area.
The 2 have been defeated by Individuals Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, regardless of the Swiss having a match level on his serve within the tremendous tiebreak. The King obtained a splendid tribute on the finish of the match, testomony to the big impression he has had on the game over the previous twenty years.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion hoped to have the ability to deal with himself to 1 final spherical of the carousel in 2023, however his proper knee didn’t permit him to. The resonance that the Grasp underwent in the summertime licensed the absence of additional progress and compelled him to just accept actuality.
The 41-year-old from Basel not too long ago attended a Uniqlo occasion in Tokyo and there are rumors that he might be part of the BBC’s commentary staff for Wimbledon 2023.