WATCH: Pete Sampras praises Roger Federer for his contribution to tennis, recalling iconic moments before farewell

Roger FedererThe former World number one is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, who has dominated the sport for more than two decades. Journey from a ball boy Swiss Interior The tournament to one of the greatest tennis legends is an example of hard work, dedication and perseverance.

Upon his retirement announcement, tennis legends and players poured out wishes and love to inspire millions of people around the world. Pete SamprasThe former tennis legend with 14 major titles in singles showered his love and appreciation for the Swiss legend and wished him luck to start a new phase of life. Sampras recalled Federer’s first match at Wimbledon, when he was just 19, when he beat the American in five sets in the fourth round.

Sampras he even congratulated him on his achievement of becoming the first male player to win 20 singles Grand Slam titles in the Open. He loved the time they spent together and became good friends over time as he hopes to meet her in the future. Sampras and Federer only played against each other once in 2001.

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Roger Federer will join the Laver Cup for the fourth time

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Roger Federer will play in the Laver Cup three years later, marking his fourth and final appearance before his near retirement. Federer will not play one-on-one matches in Turkey. Laver Cup and he’ll only play doubles with his arch-rival and good friend Raphael Nadal The Swiss legend is in his first day match, where he will shoot for the last time in his career.

Seeing Federer team up with Nadal is an iconic moment. Novak Djokovicand Andy Murray For the first time in the history of tennis, long-standing rivals and always on different sides of the court, on the same team. Announcing his retirement on September 15, Federer stated that his current health conditions and injuries, along with the age factor, did not allow him to return and he was not with him.

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