After Serena Williams, it’s Roger Federer’s turn, who has no less than 20 Grand Slam titles to his name, to announce the end of his career at 41 and after twenty four years of competition. It is therefore a legend that is leaving, while another, his greatest rival, has just sent him a vibrant tribute on Instagram. It is of course the Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who faced the Swiss for many years, fighting with him in particular for the first places in the world as well as to win the most prestigious tournaments of the ATP circuit such as Roland Garros and the ‘US Open.
“Dear Roger, my friend and rival. I wish that day had never happened…it’s a sad day for me personally and for athletes around the world. I told you when we spoke and now it’s here. It has been a pleasure but also an honor and a privilege to share all these years with you., having so many incredible moments on and off the pitch. We will still have many moments to share together in the future, there are still many things to do together, we know that. For now, I really wish you all the happiness with your wife, Mirka, your children, your family and enjoy what awaits you. I’ll see you in London at @lavercup”, commented the world No. 3.