Social reactions on Roger Federer's retirement
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Roger Federer has announced his retirement from the tennis scene. With a long video, and an equally long letter, the Swiss champion said goodbye to tennis, explaining the reasons and saying thanks to all the people who were part of the long journey: from the staff to his wife and his four children; from its sponsors to its fans.
In the thanks, also present the tournaments that have welcomed him in these twenty long years of career and the opponents he has faced. They are both the ones to have dedicated a thought to the retirement of the Swiss tennis player.
Wimbledon could not be missing, the tournament where Roger Federer is the player with the most trophies won in history. “Roger, where do we start? It has been a privilege to witness your journey and to see you become a champion, in every possible way.
We will miss seeing you making our fields beautiful, but all we can say for now is thank you, for all the memories and the joy you have given us ”. The other Grand Slam tournaments obviously joined the greeting, such as Roland Garros and the US Open; Also present was the ATP, which wanted to thank the man who was number one in the world for 237 weeks.
The world of tennis
Everyone wanted to express their thoughts on Roger Federer's farewell, both on Instagram and on Twitter. Tour players have written a message or posted a post on social media: from Denis Shapovalov and Holger Rune to David Goffin and John Isner, from Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to a Grand Slam champion and great countryman like Stan Wawrinka.
Of the old legends, the inevitable Andy Roddick, who used Roger Federer as always "Thanks for the memories my friend," wrote the American. The women's Tour also reacted quickly to the news of Federer's retirement. Garbine Muguruza, who limited herself to writing the name of Federer, accompanied by a photo of them together in a demonstration.
More verbose Petra Kvitova, also a Wimbledon winner as the former world number one.
Where do we begin?
It's been a privilege to witness your journey and see you become a champion in every sense of the word.
We will so miss the sight of you gracing our courts, but all we can say for now is thank you, for the memories and joy you have given to so many.
pic.twitter.com/VDWylKvW86 — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) September 15, 2022
Legend of the game.@rogerfederer ? pic.twitter.com/zztdM9THmc — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) September 15, 2022
Thank you, Roger ? https://t.co/kkzaIrfGQi — US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 15, 2022
You changed the game, #RForever.
@rogerfederer â¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/XIyDzCMTuk — ATP Tour (@atptour) September 15, 2022
??â¤ï¸â¤ï¸?? https://t.co/Je74AYtfuj — Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) September 15, 2022
R O G E R!
♥ï¸ ?#Federer#RogerFederer pic.twitter.com/zjLaWRem9Z — Garbiñe Muguruza (@GarbiMuguruza) September 15, 2022
Roger - you have always been such a huge inspiration to me. Your elegance, your grace, your beautiful game.
I have always held you in the highest regard and want to congratulate you for an amazing career. Tennis won’t be the same without you! Thank you â¤ï¸@rogerfederer pic.twitter.com/tAGirtB5m4 — Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) September 15, 2022