Rafael Nadal’s moving retirement speech prompted Roger Federer’s gracious answer to his tennis opponent.
At the conclusion of the Laver Cup competition in London, where the two rivals will team up for the final time for Team Europe, Federer has previously stated that he plans to retire from tennis. Rafael Nadal’s spectacular farewell message for the legendary Swiss tennis player was addressed by Roger Federer on Saturday in a graceful way. Federer had previously declared his intention to retire from tennis the following week at the conclusion of the Laver Cup competition in London, where the two rivals will team up for the final time for Team Europe.Moments after his retirement, he dropped a Thursday night bombshell that stunned the tennis world.
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Nadal had written a lengthy post on social media congratulating his “competition and buddy.” “Dear Roger, my friend and rival,” he had written. I wish this day had never arrived… It’s a depressing day for me personally and for athletes around me. When we spoke, I told you about it, and now it is here. both on and off the court. In the future, we will have a lot more time to spend together because we still have a tonne of things to accomplish. I sincerely hope you have a wonderful future with your wife, Mirka, and your children.
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The two will meet again the following week in London at the O2 Arena for the Laver Cup 2022 competition. Since 2019, Nadal has not participated in the competition. Additionally, after playing with Federer in 2017 and 2019, this will be their third time playing together in the competition. The Big Four of men’s tennis will come together for the first time ever at the Laver Cup, and they will be joined by Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud make up the other two members of Team Europe.