"Roger Federer made everyone agree"
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Claude Onesta, former coach of the French handball team, had wonderful words for Roger Federer. He said in his interview: "In a world full of divisions, Roger Federer has made everyone agree. People have seen Federer as an almost unique model of elegance.
Other athletes, starting with footballers and basketball players, follow different canons. tennis has always wanted to maintain a certain image and Roger embodied it perfectly." In a long interview granted to the New York Times, Federer recalled his last Wimbledon: "The defeat against Aliassime in Halle made me realize that I would not have had a chance in London, but I wanted to be there at all costs.
After passing Mannarino with a bit of luck, I felt better in the later rounds. I played well against Norrie and thought I had a chance against Matteo Berrettini if ââI beat Hurkacz in the quarterfinals.
However, once I finished the match against Hubert, I realized that I was very far from level needed to win."
Roger Federer retirement: a career simply amazing between records and titles
Roger Federer's career ended on Friday 23 September at the Laver Cup.
To tell the truth, the Swiss champion had played very little in the last two seasons due to a serious right knee injury. The former world number 1 has undergone three operations, but he has never been able to get back competitive.
The 41-year-old from Basel had tried a timid comeback last year, playing just 13 official matches and revealing a precarious condition to say the least. After the blow he suffered against Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon, the King opted for a new intervention with the aim of giving himself one last ride.
As the months went by, it became increasingly clear that such a return would never happen. In the early afternoon of September 15, the 20-time Grand Slam champion announced his decision to hang up his racquet.