An era in tennis ends: Roger Federer retires | Video
The day ‘Your Majesty’ has come…
Roger Federer hung up the racket this Friday after more than 1,500 matches in the circuit ATP. The winner of 20 Grand Slam tournaments retired from professional tennis with a loss, 4-6, 7-6 and 11-9, along with Rafael Nadal and against the Americans Jack Sock Y Frances Tiafoe on the Laver Cup 2022.
‘Your Majesty’, The 41-year-old commented last week that he was nervous about playing his last game as a professional and prior to the public meeting on social networks he posted a photo of him.
I’ve done this thousands of times, but this one feels different. Thanks to everyone who’s coming tonight.
The fans in the sand o2 of London did not fail to encourage ‘Fedal’since they were presented they unleashed madness in the stands.
Before the start, the nerves of the tennis players were noticeable and the match began with a double fault from Nadalsomewhat unusual in the maximum of ‘Large’. However, that feeling quickly faded and the match began to pick up pace.
In the second game, Federer give us one last act of magic, slipped the ball into a small hole between the net and the post that supports it. Then the Swiss had his first challenge defending his serve and he did not fail giving the advantage to his team, 2-1.
The duel continued evenly and no one was able to break their rival’s serve until in the tenth game when the set was 5-4, ‘Fedal’ He reacted and quickly sentenced the second round, 6-4.
After the break, the American pair came out better on the court and took a quick 3-1 lead. But as usual, Nadal Y Federer showed their talent, tied the set 6-6 and forced the tie breakbut the American pair was better and took it 2-7.
In the last set, which is played to ten points, ‘Fedal’ could not and fell 11-9 against sock and Tiafoe in the last match of the Swiss as a professional tennis player.
With this victory, the World team equals the Europe team on point, 2-2, in the Laver Cup 2022.
‘Your Majesty’ He retires with an enviable record. He has 20 Grand Slam tournament titles, third most in history, winning eight times Wimbledon, six the Australian Openfive the US Open and one Roland Garros. In addition, one Olympic gold medal in Beijing 2008 and a silver medal in London 2012.
Nadal Y Federer They are great friends and rivals, they have faced each other in 40 matches on the ATP circuit, the Spanish won 24 and the Swiss 16.