Swiss tennis player Roger Federer He was honored in Laver Cup In memory of the last match of his legendary career, which he remembers as a “perfect” farewell. Federer, one of the best players in history, received a huge ovation from the fans at Rogers Arena in Vancouver (Canada) at the end of the first day of this exhibition tournament that he himself has promoted since its founding in 2017.
After four matches, all of which ended with the Rest of the World team winning the European Championship, Federer was met on court by the former player as well. Jim Currier. In his first response, the Swiss confirmed that he had spent a “wonderful year” since he played his last match in the last edition of the Laver Cup in London, where he lived a very emotional night participating in doubles with his eternal rival and friend. . Rafael Nadal; They both ended up crying.
“I think the farewell was beautiful. It was perfect and emotional. I don’t think this moment could have been more beautiful,” the 20-time Grand Slam winner said. “I’ve been dreading that moment for years.”I confess. “Sometimes we don’t remember how tennis champions left, only the great things they did, and I was afraid my ending wouldn’t be good, but it was the opposite: it was great.”
“Of course I miss everything in the game. The exciting moments on the court, the trophies, the fans. It’s all part of a happy family on the track,” explained Federer, who wants to continue being in the world of tennis. “The Swiss said in reference to his appearance like this.” General at the Royal Fund: “I still have those moments from time to time.” Wimbledon. “I promised myself that I would be no stranger to the track.”
Although he did not specify how he might participate in the match, Federer left the door open once again to lead the European Laver Cup team in the future. “Why not someday? Federer responded to current leader Bjorn Borg’s question, saying: “I don’t think so right away, but I’m open to the idea.” “I want to give back to the game in some way, and leading the Laver Cup would be one of those ways.”
Other than that, Federer said he spends a lot of time with his wife, Mirka and her four children And working on projects for his charitable organization. With a contributed point Francisco Cerundolothe Rest of the World team holds a 4-0 lead over the European team on the first day of the Laver Cup, the exhibition tournament promoted by the Swiss, who in a technology-enabled question-and-answer game, was surprised and excited, and also, made everyone laugh.
In Vancouver, a video clip was broadcast in which the Spaniard appeared (there was applause for long seconds) asking the Swiss about his best doubles partner. His response was hilarious. “Hi Roger, I hope you are doing well, I have a question for you: Who is your favorite doubles partner?“The Mallorcan asked with a wink. The cameras focused on the Swiss, who responded with a smile: “Mmm.. I mean.. I thought it was my wife Until this guy Rafa appeared and occupied that place… Last year was special on another level. We will share it forever.”
Porteño Francisco Cerundolo And the American Ben Shelton They provided the first two points on Friday for Rest of the world Against Europe in Laver Cupannual tournament Tennis Show powered by Roger Federer. in it The first victory for the Argentine in this competitionCerundolo, 21st in the world rankings, won it 6-3 and 7-5 In 25th place are the Spaniards Alexander Davidovich Fokinaand Shelton, who reached the semifinals at the recent US Open, won it 7-6 (7-4) and 6-1 To the young Frenchman Arthur Fels On the opening day of the big show in Vancouver.
“It’s a lot of fun playing here. I really enjoyed it. I felt very comfortable from the start of the match. I’m very happy to get the win and a point for my team,” said Cerundolo.Play here against RogerJohn, Bjorn… It’s amazing to me. I should be watching them, not me.said the Buenos Aires right-hander, who this year reached the last 16 at Roland Garros and lifted the trophy on the grass of Eastbourne in the United Kingdom.
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