Novak Djokovic shared a series of photos with Roger Federer.© Instagram
24 hours after Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer announced his retirement, his longtime rival Novak Djokovic paid tribute to the man who was the first man to win 20 Grand Slam titles. The Serbian star wrote in an Instagram post, “It’s hard to look back on this day Roger and put into words everything we’ve shared in this sport. To think of over a decade of incredible moments and battles ” “Your career has defined the meaning of achieving excellence and leading with integrity and decorum,” he said.
Djokovic continued, “Your career has determined what it means to excel and lead with integrity and grace.”
“I know this new chapter will hold wonderful things for you, Mirka, the kids, all your loved ones and Roger’s fans,” he wrote before congratulating Federer and his family. health, and prosperity in the future”.
Federer revealed on social media on Thursday that the Laver Cup later this month will be his last professional tournament.
Federer won his first Grand Slam in 2003 when he won the Wimbledon title. He has since won 6 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 8 Wimbledon and 5 US Open titles.
Only Rafael Nadal, with 22 Grand Slam titles, and Djokovic, with 21, have won more than the Swiss great.
The 41-year-old last played a professional match at last year’s Wimbledon and has since been out of action with surgery and recovery.
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