The world of sport also pays tribute to Roger Federer

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The world of sport also pays tribute to Roger Federer

The world of tennis has already massively paid tribute and in particular his eternal rival Rafael Nadal. But Roger Federer is much more than a tennis player. It is therefore natural that the world of sport in general has poured out on the future retirement of the man with 20 Grand Slam titles.

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee

“Roger Federer is a gentleman on and off the pitch – and a true Olympic champion. Congratulations Roger on your outstanding career, good luck for the future. Hopefully our paths will cross again. »

Teddy Riner, double Olympic judo champion

He is a huge champion who will leave the world of tennis, the world of sport. When we talk about the big 3, it could not have existed without Federer. Everyone has their own responsibility in this name, Federer is one of the main ones. It’s been great all these years to see Nadal, Federer, Djokovic get away with it. Three great champions. Today there are only two left. It will forever remain a huge champion. »

Sébastien Ogier, eight-time WRC world rally champion

I’ve always admired ”Mister Roger” and it’s always difficult for a sports fan to accept that such an icon decides to move on and move on. We would like it to last indefinitely. Well beyond the world of tennis, Roger is a legend of world sport like Usain Bolt or Valentino Rossi. We are always sad the day these people hang up because we would like to see them evolve and show their art again and again. But all good things come to an end and we can only take our hat off to him for this incredible career and wish him the best for the future. »

Alain Prost, four-time F1 world champion

Like any tennis fan, I was a Federer fan. For me, if you love tennis, you can only love Federer. From now on, I will not watch the matches in the same way. I have a special memory of this Wimbledon, in 2008, I believe, against Nadal which for me is the ultimate final. I would have liked there to be no winner that night. Last week, watching the Ruud-Alcaraz final, you could think that at 41, Roger would no longer have the physical weapons to fight against this youth, but I would still regret that he didn’t have a last tournament with big matches for him to live up to his legend. A bit like Australia 2017. Because, even if he is no longer the most successful, he will leave something more than Djokovic or Nadal. No one will forget her because of her style and elegance. He is unique for that… »


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