Federer joins Serena Williams, she sends him a message
Posted on September 16, 2022 at 10:35 a.m. by Hugo Chirossel
Absent for more than a year due to a knee injury, Roger Federer announced Thursday that the Laver Cup will be his last tournament, scheduled for September 23-25. Tributes are multiplying, especially from Serena Williams. The latter welcomed the Swiss to the club of retirees.
At 41, Roger Federer say stop. Away from the courts for several months due to a knee injury, the Swiss will make a final appearance at the wash cupfrom September 23 to 25, where he will notably be accompanied by Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. The tributes to Roger Federer have multiplied since its announcement. While she also ended her career recently, Serena Williams messaged him on social media.
“Welcome to the retirement club”
” I wanted to find the perfect way to say this, because you so elegantly ended the game, it was done perfectly, and so was your career. “, she confided. ” Our paths have always been so similar, so similar. You have inspired millions and millions of people, including me, and we will never forget. I applaud you and look forward to everything you do in the future. » Serena Williams concluded by wishing him “ welcome to the retirement club. And thank you for being you. »
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“I had to deal with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries”
On his side, Roger Federer justified the end of his career, because of the many injuries he suffered in recent years: ” As many of you know, over the past three years I have faced challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I worked hard to get back to full competitive form. But I also know the capabilities and limitations of my body, and the message it has sent to me lately is clear. I’m 41 years old. I have played more than 1,500 matches in 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever imagined, and now I have to recognize when it’s time to end my career. “, he said in particular.