The tennis world welcomes the departure of Roger Federer

The Swiss has won the prestigious British tournament eight times, third in the grand slam.

Roger, where to start?

It was a chance to witness your journey and see you become a champion in every sense of the word, we write. All we can say is thank you for the memories and the joy you have given to so many people.

Roger Federer

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In Paris, the French Open organization simply wrote: tennis legendaccompanied by a photo of the player on clay.

The United States Open organization has launched a Thank you Roger followed by a heart.

World No 1 Carlos Alcaraz first posted a broken heart on Twitter before sending another message.

Roger was one of my idols and a source of inspiration. Thank you for everything you have done for our sport. I would still like to face you. I wish you good luck in everything you do. – Carlos Alcaraz

His lifelong rival, Rafael Nadal, greeted his departure in two messages.

Dear Roger, my friend and rival. I wish that day never camehe said first.

It’s a sad day for (him) and for sport all over the world. It has been a pleasure, but also an honor and a privilege to share all these years with you, to experience so many fantastic moments on and off the courts. We will still have many more moments to share together in the future, there is still so much to do together, we know that. In the immediate future, I truly wish you all the happiness possible with your wife, Mirka, your children, your family.

I’ll see you in LondonNadal concluded about the Laver Cup, a competition scheduled for September 23-25 ​​in the British capital and which will be Federer’s final competition.

Two players in uniform are laughing and walking on a pitch during a game.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

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I LOVE YOU Roger. Thank you for everything you have done for tennis and for me. Tennis will never be the same without you -Juan Marin del Potro (Twitter)

Thanks for the memories shared. It has been an honor to share time and experiences on the most hallowed grounds of sport. Give some news. -Andy Roddick (Twitter)

The American once told Federer: I try to hate you, but I can’t.

To his great class were sometimes added traits of humor in these words, in these gestures…

He is the champion of champions. He has the most complete game of his generation and has captured the hearts of fans around the world with his incredible speed on the court and a powerful tennis spirit. He had a historic career with memories that will endure. We wish you the best as you continue your journey. – Billie Jean King (Twitter)

Martina Navratilova wanted to come back to the message that Roger Federer delivered to explain his decision.

Roger’s message is sincere, full of love, life, hope, passion and gratitude. Exactly like the tennis he played and which we loved so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the magic. – Martina Navratilova (Twitter)

Thanks for everything Roger. See you soon Rocket. – Rod Laver

You changed tennis forever – ATP Tour (Twitter)

Excellence personified. The end of an era. Thank you Serena, thank you Roger. -WTA (Twitter)

A huge athlete. An incredible career. Thank you for everything @rogerfederer, you will be missed! – CIO (Twitter)

Rafael wouldn’t have been so strong without Roger Federer. »

A quote from Tony Nadal

He always had to raise his level. It’s a very bad day for those who love tennis. I have a son who admired Federer, he was waiting for him to come back. He was the perfect blend of efficiency and classhe added.

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