Farewell with honors for Federer: there are no tickets and there are a lot of emotions
En August 8, 1981, Basel saw the birth of a child who would become a legend. Today, 41 years later, we are hours away from Roger Federer played his last match as a professional tennis player. It will be the end of a career full of sporting successes that came with the education and respect of an exemplary athlete on and off the track.
To say goodbye Roger chose London, his second home. The British capital has seen how this Swiss won his most prestigious tournament 8 times and how Roger’s legacy began the day he managed to beat sampras in Wimbledon 2001.
It will come full circle to where it all began and no one wants to miss it. there are no tickets left on sale for this Friday’s appointment in which Federer will bid farewell to his beloved sport by forming a couple with Rafael Nadal, his friend and biggest rival on the track. Both will represent the European team in the fourth game of the make the cupwhere they will face the pair of the rest of the world team formed by Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.
The public’s passion for their idol can be seen in every corner of the O2 Arena. Fans from all over the world traveled to London to watch Roger’s ‘last dance’. Everyone lets themselves be seen and heard. “We love you!”, they called him this afternoon when he showed up at the Swiss stand. He, visibly moved, does not let a moment pass without taking a photo or signing an autograph for the hundreds of fans who crowd around him. noise of emotionsbut, as he assured in a press conference, he wants to enjoy it and not remember it as a sad moment.
Nadal could not miss
He didn’t want to miss such a special day and be the protagonist. Rafa Nadal will partner Federer in the tournament’s star match. The Manacor tennis player arrived in London today, took part in his team’s press conference and walked onto the court adjoining the O2 Arena as hundreds of fans looked on as they formed lines of endless wait to watch the Spanish tennis player for a few seconds.
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