“I wish that day would never come”

Don’t cry because something is over. smile because it happenedGabriel Gracia Marquez.

You’re never really ready. He was definitely up in the air, and hadn’t been seen for a long time Roger Federer Step on the tennis court. However, it was always there somehow. It is somewhat similar to the love that everyone knows deep down Arrived at the stationbut to the end, the hope of enjoying one more remains alive – albeit faint intermediate stop. Only again.

Everyone is still dreaming of another match for the Swiss legend, in addition to cup making He should have played at least a intrepid. But King Roger He chose to say enough. No one will be able to ask him for a few more short stops before the station. Especially after I left him behind A journey full of success and emotions.

We collected farewell messages Not only are they coming from all over the tennis world, though Roger Federer goes beyond tennis and probably any other sport. We leave in the end, like Sherbet on the cake More accurate, emotional salutation Rafael NadalHe is a great friend of the Swiss even before his biggest rival.

Adriano BanattaRoger Federer did not retire today, TENNIS RETAIL“.

Juan Martin del PotroYou made tennis a unique sport. Thank you for leading us by example, on and off the field. I am thankful that I made it Sharing my journey with you He played many matches against each other. Thank you. Thank you for forcing us to raise the bar in every championship, for all you have given to this sport and for the kindness that you have always been with me. I feel sadIt’s news I never wanted to hear. I wish you success in your life with Mirka and your family. I love you Roger. Thank you for everything you have given me and tennis. The world of tennis wouldn’t be the same without you.

Martina Navratilova“Your message is It comes from the heart, full of love, life, hope, passion and gratitude. Which is exactly how Roger played the sport we love the most. Thanks, thanks and thanks againFor all the magic! “.

Carlos Alcaraz“Roger was one of my role models, in addition to being a great one inspiration. Thanks for everything you’ve done for our sport! I still want to play against you… I wish you success in the next chapter of your life.”.

all your together“I just want to thank you for everything you’ve done and For everything you represent for our sport. It was a privilege to be able to Watch your career“.

Nicolas Petrangelli“When a great hero stops, for me Federer was the greatestIt’s always painful. For him, this closes a file special season of his existence, and for his millions of fans around the world. But she is 41 years old Inevitable choiceEspecially after all the knee problems he’s had in the past three years. stops, but His achievements will remain indelible in the history of tennis.

Fabio Fognini“It is a huge blow, not only for the sport in general but also for the tennis players. Roger is an icon of our sport, I’ll miss seeing him play. I’m glad I lived through the era in which I met four phenomena. The advice he and Rafa gave me in the 2019 Laver Cup will be with me forever. One of the few times I played on Center Court de Wimbledon It was against him, I was young and they warned me that day There was the queen. I remember, in the tunnel, I told him:Roger, go ahead and tell me what to do, because I don’t know what to do!From there a friendship was born: it is a repeatMr. who leaves the sport. We will miss him“.

John LondonerMay the Lord protect the king.

Billie Jean KingRoger Federer is a champion among the champions. It has the most complete game of its generation and stole the heart To all his fans around the world, unbelievable speed on the field and amazing speed tennis intelligence. He had a historical career, full of Memories that will live forever. Congratulations Roger. We wish you only the best Your journey continues.

Yannick Sener“Thank you Roger. You have been an inspiration to everyone. Good luck to all that come now! “.

Andy Roddick“Congratulations Roger. Thank you for all the memories you took with you my friend. It was an honor to be able to share time and great experiences In the largest and most prestigious arenas of our sport. Maybe now is the time Start training for Wimbledon! “

Paolo BertolucciWe knew it was time for Roger Federer to retire We shouldn’t be sad. we had Fortuna and thehonor to see him play. Thanks Roger! “.

Belinda PensicYou are my idol and my biggest inspirationas I was with many others. Thanks for everything.

Milos RunicI have given more to tennis than anyone else. Thanks to you, people all over the world have become passionate about this sport. Congratulations on all that you have achieved and everyone continue to inspirein and out of tennis.

Rod LaverThanks for everything RogerWe’ll see each other soon!”.

Stanislas Wawrinka“my friend, Thank you for everything you’ve done for me all these years. It was a real honor to be able to share the pitch with you, but it was even more special when we played side by side! I will always be grateful to everyone memories You left me on and off the field. Tennis wouldn’t be the same without you. Enjoy the next chapter of your life with your wonderful family.”

Matteo Berrettini“I never hid it Federer is one of the reasons why I dreamed of becoming a tennis player. I always cheered him up and always tried to. Take a cue from him. He has always been a role model on and off the court for his demeanor and charisma. We will miss him in tournaments, we will miss his class and everything he did for tennis. It will forever remain in the history of tennis and sports. Thanks Roger

Rafael Nadal “Dear Roger, my friend and competitor. I wish that day would never come. It’s a sad day for me personally and for the entire sports world. It has been a pleasure, but also a great honor and privilege to share with you all these yearsWith so many great moments On and off the field. We both know we still have So many moments to share together In the future, we still have a lot for you and me to do. For now, I sincerely hope you can really make it Be happy With your wife Mirka, with your children and family, and may you enjoy what lies ahead. See you in London“.