Tennis legend Roger Federer promised his followers that he will likely be across the recreation in some capability and “will not be a ghost” after his retirement from aggressive tennis. The 20-time Grand Slam champion introduced final week that he would retire from aggressive tennis after the Laver Cup, which begins on Friday at London’s O2 Area. Federer final performed a aggressive match at Wimbledon the place he misplaced to Hubert Hurkacz within the quarterfinals final yr, and has been coping with a knee subject.
The star tennis participant confessed that he has fallen in love with the sport and it’s tough to avoid it.
“I talked about Bjorn Borg. I do not assume he returned to Wimbledon for 25 years. I do not assume I will be that man and I really feel tennis has given me an excessive amount of. I’ve been across the recreation for too lengthy. Have fallen in love with too many issues,” Federer was quoted as saying by Sky sports activities.
Talking at a packed press convention on the O2, the 41-year-old defined he had plans to remain concerned in tennis sooner or later, saying “I simply needed to let the followers know I will not be a ghost.”
Roger expressed his want to be related to the sport and to be round individuals as he cherished doing that and wanted time to resolve in what capability would he need to return.
“I really like seeing individuals once more, and that is sort of what I needed to let the followers know that you will see me once more. Not simply by no means once more. Now what it may very well be, in what capability, I do not know. So I nonetheless have to consider it a little bit bit however give myself time,” mentioned Federer.
The Swiss legend additionally defined his thought course of earlier than he made the announcement of his retirement.
“It was about time that I retired. I feel a second like this does not come in a single day. It was a course of, an emotional one, which on the finish I believed we managed properly, with the household, the crew, my closest buddies. All of it labored out and right here we at the moment are on the Laver Cup. But it surely was positively extra a extremely uncommon previous few weeks for me,” mentioned Federer.
The tennis legend is about to function within the Laver Cup to play his last match earlier than he calls it give up over his lengthy illustrious profession.
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