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Legendary tennis player Roger Federer will say goodbye to tennis after the Laver Cup starting on Friday. However, the player has assured his fans that he will not become the ghost of tennis. He will be associated with the game. Federer said in relation to retirement on Wednesday, he wanted to formally announce it first. I came to know that my retirement plan was going to be leaked. So hasty retirement had to be announced earlier.
Federer revealed on 15 September that he would hang up his tennis racket after the Laver Cup in London. Federer, who has won 20 Grand Slams, including a record eight Wimbledons, said he has no intention of withdrawing from the sport. Speaking to reporters at London’s O2 Arena, the Swiss players got emotional at times. They have won the ATP Finals title twice here.
‘I will not distance myself like the great Bjorn Borg’
When asked about his future plans, Federer said, he will not withdraw from the game like Swedish great Bjorn Borg. Federer is leading Europe against the rest of the world in the Laver Cup. “I want to tell the fans that I will not leave the game. Federer said about the 11-time Grand Slam winner K Björn Borg, who retired from tennis at the age of 26, because he did not return to Wimbledon for 25 years after retirement. This left the fans very sad. “Tennis has given me a lot. So I’ll see you again. In what way it cannot be told yet. Give me some time for this.
Wanted to make a comeback, but had to retire due to knee problem
Federer, who hasn’t played competitively since his quarter-final loss at Wimbledon last year, could reach the final round of the Laver Cup with a doubles match against his great rival Rafael Nadal. Federer said, he still wanted to return to the court, but had to retire due to a knee problem. My knee is no longer allowing me to play at this level. I realized this in the summer and was looking for a place where I could retire. Federer remembers Queen Elizabeth II saying, “In 2010, I had the opportunity to have lunch with her at Wimbledon.