“I thought it was over”, Federer explains how he decided to retire

Roger Federer will retire this week after the Laver Cup in London. The Swiss said more about this strong decision with the RTS.

“Honestly, I didn’t feel like it anymore.” A few days after the significant announcement of his retirement , which will take effect at the end of the Laver Cup in London, Roger Federer spoke to RTS about the reasons that led him to this strong choice.

“I felt at the beginning of the summer that my progress was not satisfactory, that my knee did not leave me alone, explains the former world number 1. At Wimbledon, I still believed in it, I thought that could still pass. Then I received a scan which was not great, and there was no more progress. In a few days, I said to myself that it was over.”

“I had a tear or two”

All that remained was to announce it to the whole world… “This day was not easy, I was very moved, continues Federer. At the time of the announcement, it was more my parents and Mirka (his wife, editor’s note) who were affected, I was a little more relaxed. Afterwards I had a tear or two but I am happy and happy to have taken the step. I am very relieved and happy to have had the career I’ve had.”

And before finally finishing it, Federer has planned to play a few doubles in London. Maybe teaming up… with Rafael Nadal. “It would be an absolute dream,” admitted the Swiss.

Source: RTS

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