Zidane hails retiring Federer for making “the whole world dream!”
The Swiss tennis superstar decided to retire at the age of 41 after he contested his final suffering an unlikely loss in a team double on Friday, accepting his knee trouble wouldn't allow him to play anymore.
Winning 103 ATP singles titles has madeRoger Federer
the owner of the second-most-of-all-time record behind Jimmy Connors, as well as sharing a joint record of all-time Grand Slam wins with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Federer's constant knee troubles finally put an end to his celebratory career as the Swissman broke into tears after his Friday defeat in a Laver Cup doubles clash. Teaming up with the Spanish legendRafael Nadal
, the duo lost to Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.
shared his empathy with the retiring tennis legend as his own playing career was ended in a headbutt that cost him a red card in the 2006 World Cup final, ultimately costing
Zidane wrote onInstagram
"Today you are stepping into another world. I wish you a second part of life as rich as the first.
"Thank you Roger, you made the whole world dream! And you remained profoundly the same. Thank you Roger, the great class."
The wide range of honors and achievements and the cultural impact he has earned led us to allocate one separate part to Roger Federer's legacy. Owning a large amount of popularity in the sports world, which comes from his achievements, made the
tennis star one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
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