Farewell message from a champion to another champion | Video

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A few hours to go Roger Federer hang the racket as a professional tennis player in the Laver Cup 2022, the Swiss has received one of the most special farewell messages for being one of his greatest idols, Pete Sampras.

through a video, Sampras highlighted the extraordinary career of the Helvetian, from his first confrontation in Wimbledonwhen that “promising player” aged 19 managed to defeat him, to later write his own story.

“I’m not sure how to start, so I’ll start at the beginning, the first time we met, at Wimbledon. You were 19 years old, a promising player that people were talking about. And you beat me, a really special player, “he says. Gun Pete.

And added the former American tennis player, winner of 14 Grand Slam titles:

I could not imagine that twenty years later you would have 20 Grand Slams and have achieved everything. I admire the way you’ve handled it, from start to finish. You have not changed in all these years, you are true to yourself. We are all sad with your departure, but it is part of the sport. You will be missed.

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