Novak Djokovic shared a sequence of images with Roger Federer.© Instagram
Over 24 hours after Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer introduced his retirement, his long-time rival Novak Djokovic paid tribute to the person who was the primary to win 20 Grand Slam titles. “Roger it is exhausting to see this present day and put into phrases all that we have shared on this sport collectively. Over a decade of unbelievable moments and battles to suppose again on,” the Serbian star wrote in an Instagram submit. “Your profession has set the tone for what it means to realize excellence and lead with integrity and poise,” he added.
“Your profession has set the tone for what it means to realize excellence and lead with integrity and poise,” Djokovic went on to write down.
“I do know that this new chapter will maintain superb issues for you, Mirka, the children, all of your family members, and Roger followers nonetheless have quite a bit to sit up for,” he wrote, earlier than wishing Federer and his household “a lot pleasure, well being, and prosperity sooner or later”.
Federer took to social media on Thursday to disclose that the Laver Cup later this month will probably be his final skilled event.
Federer gained his first grand slam within the 12 months 2003 when he gained the Wimbledon title. He has since gone on to win 6 Australian Opens, 1 French Open, 8 Wimbledon and 5 US Open titles.
Solely Rafael Nadal, with 22 Grand Slam titles, and Djokovic, with 21, have gained greater than the Swiss nice.
The 41-year-old final performed knowledgeable match in final 12 months’s Wimbledon and has since been out of motion with surgical procedures and restoration.
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