Roger Federer just recently announced his retirement from the professional tennis. The sportsman has had a career free of any scandal or controversy. During his peak career he sponsored sports event and attended numerous charitable events. Now, its time for a Farewell to Roger Federer.
His 16 grand slam victories and other records he’s broken have attracted media attention. In his professional career, Federer has won numerous championships and contributed to countless key moments in the game. Here are some of the Top Iconic Moments you’d like to rewind.
His First Wimbledon
Roger had a rough month prior to the time when he won his first Wimbledon back in 2003. Losing just one set during the competition, and none in the championship. It was a sign for things to come since soon after, he established his rule and continued to rule the All-England Club.
Five wins at the US Open
In the Open Era of the US Open, no player has ever won five consecutive singles championships like Roger Federer did between 2004 and 2008. After this, he built his name in the tennis world.
Winning the Grand Slam Title
Roger Federer has won more matches in Grand Slam tournaments than any other player in tennis history. Federer defeated former French Open winner Michael Chang in the opening round of the 2000 Australian Open, earning him his first Grand Slam main draw victory. Federer was just 18 years old at the time. He defeated Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the Wimbledon 2021 pre-quarterfinals for his last Grand Slam victory.
Farewell to Roger Federer: Having the four major titles
When the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) discussion got heated, his name always had an exclamation next to it because he had never won the French Open. After winning it, he joined a small group of individuals who had managed to win slams on all grounds. His overall tally of grand slam championships exceeded.
Achieving Wimbledon and French Open in the same year
Winning both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year is among the hardest tennis achievements. The two playing pitches could not be more different from one another, yet both competitions are close together. Despite having one of his poorest years since winning his first major championship, Federer won in both, which is remarkable.
Roger Federer Farewell: Messages from celebrities
In a moving tribute to the Swiss master, Rafael Nadal used social media to wish his “friend and opponent,” Roger Federer, well on his retirement. The 22-time Grand Slam champion described it as a “sad day” for sports fans worldwide and for him personally, adding he wished it had never arrived.
Carlos Alcaraz also penned down his emotions on twitter and quoted Roger has been one of my idols and a source of inspiration. Thank you for everything you have done for our sport. I still want to play with you Wish you all the luck in the world for what comes next!