If there is a Grand Slam tournament in which Roger Federer has shone above others, it is Wimbledon. No one has won more there than him, up to eight times. No one has ever played tennis of such precision and beauty. There he lost what is considered the best match in history against Rafa Nadal. But above all he won many matches and more trophies than any other tennis player. That is why the Wimbledon organization wanted to say goodbye to him with an emotional message.
Where do we start?
It has been a privilege to witness your journey and watch you become a champion in every sense of the word.
We will sorely miss seeing you gracing our courts, but all we can say for now is thank you, for the memories and joy you have brought to so many.”
The British tournament was one of the first reactions to the Swiss player's decision to say goodbye to tennis at the age of 41 and after having won 20 Grand Slams and being the tennis player with the most weeks in a row as number 1 with 237.