Tears and triumph as 20-time grand slam champ Federer retires

Team Europe player Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to the crowd after playing the doubles match with Rafael Nadal of Spain on the first day of the Laver Cup tennis tournament in London, Britain, 23 September 2022. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

London, Sep 24 (EFE).- Swiss tennis great Roger Federer said an emotional goodbye to professional tennis at the Laver Cup in London’s O2 arena early Saturday. Federer entered retirement after he and Spanish doubles partner, friend and longtime rival Rafael Nadal were defeated by American pair Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 11-9 … Read more

Federer says sad to realize career coming to end

Roger Federer of Switzerland at a press conference in London, Britain, 21 September 2022. EFE/EPA/ANDY RAIN

London, Sep 21 (EFE).- Swiss tennis player Roger Federer said Wednesday that it was sad to realize that it was time to hang up his racket. The 20-time grand slam champion previously confirmed that he would end his professional career at the Laver Cup, where he will only be playing in the doubles category. “You’re … Read more