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Roger Federer a king of grass and hard court announced his retirement from the tennis world yesterday. People all around the world pour heartfelt tribute to the tennis legend.
41-year-old Roger will play his last match in Laver Cup next week in London. Federer is not only a great player but also a man of honour and grace, which makes him a great legend in tennis society.
Known by his nickname Federer Express or Fed Ex, King Roger, and Swiss Maestro because of his gentleman personality on & off the court.
Here check out some beautiful but remarkable moments of Roger Federer's life & career –
Record No. of Grand Slam and Big Achievements of Roger Federer –
Roger Federer is leaving a legacy behind, that no one can match. Although his opponent Novak and Rafael Nadal broke his record of no. of Grand Slam titles.
- He has won a total of 20 Grand Slam in men's single title category including - 8 Wimbledon, 5 US OPEN (2004-2008), 6 Australian OPEN, and one French OPEN men's singles titles
- He won most ATP singles titles record 103, and none of his rivals reached to that mark.
- He was ranked the world No.1 tennis player by ATP for consecutive 310 weeks, second in line just after Novak who remains the world no.1 tennis player for a record 373 weeks.
- Roger won a Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award a record 13 times consecutively in 2003-20. This award is voted by players and Federer won this because of his respect and popularity among the sports fraternity.
- He won ATP Player of the Year 5 times (2004-07 and 2006)
- Won ITF World Championship 5 times in (2004-07 and 2009)
- Roger won the Laureus World Sportsman of The Year Award most no. of the time a record 5 times (2005-08 and 2018)
- He won ATP Fan's Favourite Award a record 13 times
- Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year Award two times in 2006 and 2013
Roger Federer's Most Remarkable Moments on Court –
Whenever King Roger plays a game on the court, you are definitely going to see the best performance ever by any player.
His fast speed on the court shook his opponent very badly. He is best at every shot, whether it is a backhand smash, skyhook, or jump smash.
Roger is known as the best volleyer in the tennis game. He was also good at playing around the net.
In most of his game, it's look like the ball was moving around the court according to Federer's will and he left no control over the ball for his opponent.
See some of his best shots that blew your mind -:
In one of the matches of Wimbledon 2012, Roger left Mikhail Youzhny with no option, out of frustration Youzhny turned to the royal box and asked former tennis player Andre Agassi for help.
This moment still consider being hilarious in the history of tennis
Roger Federer's famous Rival – Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic
Roger, Nadal, and Djokovic are all three known as the "Big Three" of the tennis world in Men's Singles.
They are the best tennis player of all time, but their rivalry is still famous and one of the biggest in tennis.
Federer and Nadal –
Federer and Nadal encountered 40 times in their career, in which Nadal lead with 24 wins.
Federer only won 16 times against Nadal. Federer has a winning record on grass courts 3-1, hard courts 11-9, while Nadal a King of Clay leads on clay court 14-2.
This is the reason Roger is known as King of Grass and Hard Court.
The late 2000 era was known as the Federer and Nadal era in the tennis world because they encountered the record 9 Grand Slam Finals.
Their latest encounter was at 2019 Wimbledon where again Roger beats him.
Apart from their rivalry Nadal noted a heartfelt tribute on Twitter to tennis legend Federer after his retirement announcement –
We will have many more moments to share together in the future, there are still lots of things to do together, we know that.— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) September 15, 2022
For now, I truly wish you all the happiness with your wife, Mirka, your kids, your family and enjoy what’s ahead of you. I’ll see you in London @LaverCup
Federer and Djokovic –
Federer and Djokovic's rivalry is known as the most iconic rivalry in the history of tennis.
They both have played 50 times, with Federer winning 23 times and Novak 27.
Novak is the only player after Nadal who defeated Federer in consecutive Grand Slam – 2010 US OPEN, 2011 Australian OPEN, 2015 Wimbledon, US OPEN, and 2016 Australian OPEN
Federer played his last match against Djokovic at the 2020 Australian OPEN semi-finals, where Djokovic defeated him by 7-6(1), 6-4,6-3.
Roger Federer's Emotional Moments –
An old interview of Federer which he gave to CNN is going viral on the internet after he announced his retirement.
In this interview, he got emotional while talking about his former coach Peter Carter.
Peter died at the age of 37 in 2002 while he was on honeymoon in South Africa.
His death shocked Federer so deeply that he took his game seriously and worked extremely hard. In those moments Federer controlled his inner demons and came out victorious on the court.
Now we are seeing a calm, graceful and great Federer opposite to his younger version who was hot-headed.
It was Peter's death that deeply changed him as a person and player too.
Wimbledon also shares Roger Federer's 2003 old Interview after he won his first Wimbledon title. Take a look at this.
Players and Actors all around the World Paying Tribute to the Tennis Legend on Twitter -
(1/2) Roger Federer is a champion’s champion. He has the most complete game of his generation & captured the hearts of sports fans around the world with an amazing quickness on the court & a powerful tennis mind. He has had a historic career w/memories that will live on and on. pic.twitter.com/zxGq4izh1v— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) 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 ❤️@rogerfederer pic.twitter.com/tAGirtB5m4— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) September 15, 2022
What a career, @rogerfederer. We fell in love with your brand of tennis. Slowly, your tennis became a habit. And habits never retire, they become a part of us.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 15, 2022
Thank you for all the wonderful memories. pic.twitter.com/FFEFWGLxKR
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Roger has been one of my idols and a source of inspiration! ???? Thank you for everything you have done for our sport! ❤️ I still want to play with you! ???? Wish you all the luck in the world for what comes next! ???????? @rogerfederer pic.twitter.com/k4xjyN3AAB— Carlos Alcaraz (@carlosalcaraz) September 15, 2022
What a heartfelt message , full of love, life, hope, passion and gratitude. Which is exactly how Roger played the game we love so much. Thank you thank you thank you, for all the magic!!!— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) September 15, 2022
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