Farewell Roger Federer, Andrea Gaudenzi without mincing words

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The ATP president entrusted his message of thanks for ‘King Roger’ to social media

The announced farewell to tennis of Roger Federer, who will play his last professional matches at the Laver Cup next week, is making all fans of the game discuss. From pundits to his future former colleagues, everyone has had their say on the retirement of one of the greatest champions in tennis history.

Of course, Andrea Gaudenzi, president of the ATP, could not exempt himself, who entrusted his farewell to the Swiss to social media.

“Roger’s impact on tennis and the legacy he created are impossible to explain. In more than 24 years as a professional, Roger brought millions of adoring fans to the game. He pioneered an incredible new era of growth, and elevated the popularity of our sport,” the former Italian tennis player began.

“Few athletes have transcended their field in this way. Roger made us feel proud and lucky to be part of the same sport. He redefined greatness on the court, while his champion spirit, his positivity, and the way he played thrilled audiences around the world for decades, inspiring so many to pick up a racquet. Beyond the court, he is and will continue to be an example and an ambassador, always remaining available to fans. Roger’s unwavering commitment to the ATP circuit throughout his career, as well as his many years of service on the Player Council, have helped advance progress for his fellow players and the sport as a whole. His humanitarian impact has been equally profound through the RF Foundation. As we look ahead to Roger’s future, he will no doubt continue to make a difference. First, we wish him a memorable finish at the Laver Cup in London, where fans will have the opportunity to give him the final farewell he deserves. Roger, you will be sorely missed on the tour. On behalf of the entire ATP and tennis sport: thank you,” he concluded.

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