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Roger Federer: It has been the perfect journey

Roger Federer: It has been the perfect journey

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Roger Federer: It has been the perfect journey – I couldn’t be happier

Roger Federer hopes he “can party together” in the future with his legions of fans across the world after retiring from professional tennis.

The major champion played his last competitive match in emotional scenes at the Laver Cup on Friday.

The 20-times grand slam champion broke down in tears.  This as his fellow players and 17,500 spectators rose to their feet to acclaim to one of the all-time sporting greats.

Even his old rival Rafael Nadal was visibly emotional. It was seen courtside moments after the European pair had narrowly lost their Laver Cup doubles match to Team World’s Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

The 41-year-old Swiss has no specific plans for future exhibitions, but does want to say ‘thank you’ to his fans.

“Hopefully we’ll see each other again on a different type of tennis court, somewhere around the world,” he said.

Former world number one Federer waved goodbye to the professional ranks after teaming up with fellow great Rafael Nadal.  It was an emotional night at the O2 Arena in London.


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