Icon for many, legend that commands respect for all. Roger Federer plays his last official match tonight in London, closing the first day of the Laver Cup. Simple point, it will be double the fault of an old knee of 41 springs. It is accompanied by his greatest rival and friend, Rafael Nadal, that the Swiss will hit the ball one last time on the ATP stage. The match will look like a gala, the emotion will certainly be there. “I don’t know if I would be able to manage all that”, confided yesterday in all frankness, as he is used to, the Swiss who has not played for more than a year. Behind the two other Goats on the list of Grand Slam titles best of all time, Ed) Nadal (22) and Djokovic (21), does Federer still remain “THE” Goat? “He’s the father of the Goats” laughed Jo Tsonga in the columns of L’Equipe a few days ago. More than a prize list, the Basel player has managed through his aerial, relaxed, almost easy game to transport his sport to another dimension. His elegance has won over more than yellow ball fans over the years. There have been champions before him, huge stars, there are also some at the same time as him and there will be more after him. But Federer is something else. It’s that little extra thing that you can’t explain. It’s his caresses of the ball, his light movements, his fascinating recitals… Federer is Mr. Tennis. Federer in stats, Federer the Goat, or his relationship with Nadal: find our long format below: ” The withdrawal of His Majesty Federer”
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