Roger Federer Hails “Superb Journey” As He Bows Out With Defeat

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal confronted a defeat on the Laver Cup on Saturday© AFP

A tearful Roger Federer stated he had been on an “superb journey” after the ultimate match of his excellent tennis profession led to a defeat partnering long-time rival Rafael Nadal in a doubles on the Laver Cup within the early hours of Saturday. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, 41, and Nadal, taking part in for Crew Europe, went down 6-4, 6-7 (2/7), September 11 in opposition to Crew World’s Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.

“We’ll get by way of this someway,” stated Federer whereas being interviewed on courtroom at London’s O2 Area by fellow Grand Slam winner Jim Courier.

“It has been an exquisite day,” added the Swiss star, taking part in for the primary time since Wimbledon 2021 due to a knee harm.

“I advised the fellows I am completely happy, not unhappy. It feels nice to be right here. I loved tying my shoelaces another, each factor was the final time.

“I did not really feel the stress a lot despite the fact that I assumed possibly one thing was going to go, like a calf, however the match was nice.

“Taking part in with Rafa and having all of the greats right here, all of the legends, thanks.”

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Having paid tribute to his spouse and fogeys for his or her help, Federer added: “It does really feel like a celebration…It has been a tremendous journey.”

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