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Sports Stories: Roger Federer

By cy.Reporter, 23 September, 2022

Roger Federer's final "show" takes place this weekend at the Laver Cup tournament. cybetNews enters the tennis courts and reminds why the Swiss tennis player is considered by many to be the best tennis player in the history of the sport.


Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. From early childhood he showed towards sports, as he liked to play a few hours of love on the field near his home in the suburb of Münchstein and he began to realize that he had a talent and wanted to become a professional football player. However, there was also a tennis court near the football field. Thus, when he took the tennis racket in his hands, he realized that the tennis that had just entered his life was a strong opponent for the "football player Roger".


When he started getting his first awards at a young age, it was decided that tennis would play a catalytic role in his life. In 1998, he won his first major title, that of Wimbledon in the junior category, and everyone in the tennis world began to talk about a new athlete where not only his style of play but also his athletic personality fit perfectly with the elements he stands for. sport.

The continuation for the Swiss tennis player is more than known. In 2003, at the age of 22, he won the Wimbledon tournament and began to write his own history in the field of tennis. It's been nine consecutive seasons where Roger Federer has won at least one Grand Slam title, but it's not just the titles that cement him in the consciousness as the athlete who represents the values ​​of tennis better than any other to come through the sport.


The Swiss tennis player may not have had the best athletic qualities, however, his work, his training and above all his athletic mind along with his character and quality led many great personalities to emphasize that Roger Federer is the top personality in history of tennis. Joe McEnroe's statement is typical: "Federer is the most elegant, the most spectacular. He makes it look easy. He is the nicest player I have seen play this game. He can do anything."


However, all good things come to an end and like the Swiss Super Star “As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I worked hard to get back into full competitive condition. But he also knows my body's capabilities and his timing, and his message was clear. I am 41 years old. I have given over 1,500 matches in 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I could have dreamed of and now I have to recognize when it is time to end my professional career.


I laughed and cried, felt joy and pain and most of all felt incredibly alive. Through my travels, I have met many wonderful people who will forever remain my friends, who have consistently taken years out of their busy schedules to come and see me play all over the world. Thank you".


In his "rich" career he celebrated 20 Grand Slam titles, eight at Wimbledon, six at the Australian Open, five at the US Open and one at Roland Garros, while he has won 103 titles, while he holds the record for the most consecutive weeks in first place . world Ranking (237 weeks).

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