Roger Federer announced on his social media on Thursday his retirement after the Laver Cup (September 23 to 25). 20 Grand Slam titles, 310 weeks at the top of the rankings and an immense imprint left on the game that caused reactions around the world.
” Roger, where to start? It was a privilege to witness your journey and see you become a champion in every sense of the word. We will miss you so much on our courts but all we can say for now is thank you for the memories and the joy you have given to so many peoples. »
” Roger was one of my idols and a source of inspiration. Thank you for everything you have done for our sport. I still want to play with you… I wish you all the happiness in the world for the future “.
” You changed the game, Roger forever. »
” Well done Roger. Thank you for all these moments shared my friend. It has been an honor to share time and matches on our sport’s most hallowed courts with you. Don’t forget us (the world of tennis). »
” Roger is the champion of champions. He has the most complete game of his generation and captured the hearts of fans around the world with incredible speed on the courts and in the minds of tennis. He had a historic career with memories that will live on and on. »
” I love you, Roger. Thank you for all you have given to tennis and to me. The world of tennis will never be the same without you. »
” Some of Federer’s records are so unattainable (eg 23 consecutive Grand Slam semi-finals) but his impact on tennis far exceeds what he has achieved on the court. Thank you for everything, Roger Federer. »
” Thanks for everything Roger. We will meet soon “.
” A model for me and so many others. Thank you for everything Roger, it was a privilege to share the court with you “.
” Roger, you have always been a huge inspiration to me. Your elegance, your grace, your beautiful game. I have always held you in very high esteem and I want to congratulate you on your incredible career. Tennis won’t be the same without you! Thanks “.